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Teapot: EC.24 & A & B-1946

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain teapot, cover and stand, painted with sprays of flowers in polychrome enamels.

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain teapot, cover and stand, painted in red, pink, purple, black and green enamels. The teapot is of quatrelobed lozenge shape, imitating contemporary silver, with a facetted spout and strap handle. A circular gallery encloses the slightly domed cover, which is surmounted by a pierced vase-shaped finial. The stand follows the shape of the teapot, with low flared sides and flat, unglazed base. The sides of the teapot are painted in Chinese famille rose export style with scattered floral sprays and sprigs, a floral meander border entwined with a red dotted border on the shoulders, below a black band. The cover and stand are decorated en suite.


History note: Miss G.E. Hardy

Legal notes

Given by Miss G.E. Hardy

Place(s) associated

  • Shelton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1946) by Hardy, G. E., Miss


18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1790 - 1800

School or Style

famille rose

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, pink, purple, black and green)
Teapot Height 15.0 cm Length 23.0 cm
Stand Height 2.0 cm Length 19.7 cm

Materials used in production

except base of stand; presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze
Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: N241
  • Location: On base of teapot
  • Method of creation: In pink
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.24 & A & B-1946
Primary reference Number: 40460
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 15 August 2017 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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