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Teapot: C.152 & A-1918

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Maker(s)

Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory

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Description

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain teapot and cover, transfer-printed and painted with Chinese scenes in polychrome enamels. Pattern 421.

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain teapot and cover, transfer-printed in black and painted in red, green, purple, brown and black enamels. The oval teapot, of contemporary silver shape, has ogival shoulders and waisted base, with curved spout and strap handle. The cover is surmounted by an oval pointed bun knob. The sides and cover are decorated in Chinese famille rose style with a man, a lady holding a ju-i sceptre and a boy chasing a butterfly in a fenced garden, below a double red line border. Pattern no. 421

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor, Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 17 cm
Height: 6 5/8 in
Length: 24.2 cm
Length: 9 9/16 in

Place(s) associated

  • Shelton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918) by Griffin, Ralph, MA, FSA

Dating

Beginning of 19th Century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1800

Note

This pattern is known as 'Boy with the Butterfly'.

School or Style

Chinoiserie

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( black) enamels ( red, green, purple, brown and black)

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Hard-paste porcelain,glazed, transfer-printed onglaze in black and painted in red, green, purple, brown and black enamels

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: and a detached comma

  • Text: N421
  • Location: On base of teapot
  • Method of creation: In red
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.152 & A-1918
Primary reference Number: 40459
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 2 June 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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