bowl, tea and saucer

manufacturer: Miles Mason;  attributed to: New Hall porcelain factory (English, estab. 1781, closed 1835); 

circa 1800
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teabowl and saucer, hand-painted with a “basket pattern” of pink and blue flowers with green foliage. The orange basket is draped with a blue ribbon, a device often found on Miles Mason’s versions of this pattern.
The basket is below a red Crowfoot border. The Crowfoot border is a simple border pattern of loops in red enamel that sometimes has a dot at each point. The interior of the teabowl is hand-painted in puce with a single rose in the well and puce scale panels between roses and orange foliage in cartouches, all bordered by a hand enamelled thin black outline to the rim.
The saucer is bordered in the same manner, with the well decorated with the basket pattern, in the same palette as the teabowl, surrounded by a Crowfoot border in red. The puce scale panel decoration reflects the type of decoration on Chinese tea sets being imported into England by the East India Company from 1770-1790s. The basket pattern is also known to have been made by New Hall.
Maker and role
manufacturer: Miles Mason
attributed to: New Hall porcelain factory (English, estab. 1781, closed 1835)
Production place
Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, England
Production date
circa 1800
Media description
porcelain, polychrome enamel decoration
tea bowl: 28 x dia 130 mm
saucer: 47 x dia 82 mm
handwritten label on saucer, Dr. Wall on handwritten label on saucer: 124
on adifferent handwritten label on saucer: Dr. Wall
Credit line
bequest of Alwynne Jona OAM, Melbourne 2013
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection and Christine Bell
Accession number
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