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Tea service: C.11A-L-1988

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hybrid hard-paste porcelain teaset, painted with sprays of flowers in pink enamel, and gilt. Pattern no. 223

Hybrid hard-paste porcelain teaset, decorated overglaze with pink enamel and gilt. Comprising a teapot and cover of 'silver' shape, a milk jug, sugar basin and cover, a slop basin, two plates of different sizes, two tea bowls, two coffee cups and two saucers. Each piece is decorated with a wide band of pink enamel between narrow gold bands and with scattered floral sprigs in gold. In addition, the milk jug has two sprays of leaves below the lip, and the teapot has sprays of leaves and formal ornament on the shoulder and further formal ornament on spout and handle. Pattern no. 223


History note: The grandparents of the donor, Miss Stephanie Godfrey

Legal notes

Given by Miss Stephanie Godfrey

Place(s) associated

  • Hanley ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1988-10-10) by Godfrey, Stephanie, Miss


Late 18th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1785

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( pink) gold
Sugar Basin Diameter 10.3 cm Height 13.5 cm
Saucer Diameter 13.1 cm Height 3.2 cm
Slop Basin Diameter 15.2 cm Height 7.4 cm
Plate Diameter 20.1 cm Diameter 23.8 cm Height 3.1 cm Height 3.2 cm
Tea Bowl Diameter 7.6 cm Height 6.1 cm
Milk Jug Height 11.5 cm
Teapot Height 14.4 cm Length 24.1 cm
Coffee Can Height 6.6 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: pattern number

  • Text: 223
  • Location: On base of teapot, sugar basin, slop basin, and one plate
  • Method of creation: In gold
  • Type: Number

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.11A-L-1988
Primary reference Number: 40462
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 28 September 2021 Last processed: Friday 11 November 2022

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

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