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Teapot: C.101 & A-2010

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: New Hall Porcelain Factory




Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels with roses and other flowers and interior border of blue dots. Pattern 298

Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed, and painted overglaze in blue, two shades of green, red, puce, and purple enamels. The glaze is extremely speckly on the interior. Of oval ogee or waisted form, with curved spout, strap handle, and domed cover with an oval knob rising to a point in the centre. Behind the spout there are ten holes forming an eliptical outline with one hole in the centre. The cover is pierced by a ventilation hole, and another, blocked, under the knob. The sides of the pot are decorated with scattered floral sprays of different sizes. On the shoulder there is a border of a zig-zag line with crosses and flowerheads on the bends and blue dots below. Above there is a narrow red line, and a broader puce band round the mouth. The top of the lip of the spout is decorated with a puce half flower and graduated dots, and the back of the handle with a fan-shaped puce flower with dots of graduated size above, and below with a spot, a vertical stroke and a curved line at the bottom. The cover is decorated with two large and two smaller floral sprays and a matching border. The top of the knob is decorated with radiating puce lines. Pattern 298.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Dr Milo Keynes Bequest, 2009

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.3 cm
Length: 24.7 cm

Relative size of this object

24.7 cm17.3 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Shelton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2009) by Keynes, W. M., Dr.


Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1790 - 1795


This is a typical example of the 'cottagy' floral patterns inspired by Chinese famille rose designs which were produced by New Hall.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, green, red, and puce)

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Hybrid hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hybrid hard-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed, and painted overglaze in blue, green, red, and puce enamels

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 298
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in puce enamel
  • Type: Pattern number

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: I.B.1
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.101 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 177510
Entry form number: 1297
Old object number: I.B.1
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 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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