Skip to main content

Teapot: C.152 & A-1918

An image of Teapot

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Awaiting location update


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




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


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


19th Century, Early#
George III
Production date: circa AD 1800


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

School or Style


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
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 2 June 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Teapot" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-04-15 01:54:31

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Teapot |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-04-15 01:54:31|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Teapot</figcaption>

More objects and works of art you might like

Teapot stand

Accession Number: C.58B-1918

Teapot stand

Accession Number: C.119-1932


Accession Number: C.3 & A-1836


Accession Number: C.77 & A-1918

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...