New Hall Porcelain Two Moths Willow Pattern Tea Bowl & Saucer ca 1795
A New Hall hybrid hard paste porcelain, transfer printed blue and gilded tea bowl and saucer dating from the late 18th century, (1795-1805). Both the bowl and the saucer are decorated with the "Two Moth Willow" pattern.
This under-glaze blue tissue printed pattern consists of Chinoiserie scene of a temple with a fenced garden and number of buildings beside a river with rocky outcrops on the banks. There are two boats on the water, a covered sampan with a boatman and pole or punt and a small sailing boat. There are orange trees and a weeping willow tree, above which are two large flying moths. On the rim of each item there is a deep underglaze blue band with a geometric and stylised Chinoiserie pattern and gilded rim.
The tea bowl and saucer were made by the New Hall Porcelain Company of New Hall Shelton, Staffordshire, England, who operated from 1782–1835. See page 308 to 310 of New Hall Porcelains: by Geoffrey A Godden Published by the Antique Collector's Club Inc., 2004 for illustrations of this pattern, or the Transfer ware collectors club database pattern number 486.
The bowl and saucer are in very good antique condition the bowl is in excellent undamaged condition however the saucer has a short tight crack to the three o'clock position, there is some minor fritting from manufacture and very minor wear to the gilding. Please see the images.
This is a great item for any collector of English late 18th century tea bowls and saucers, blue and white ware Chinoiserie patterns or 18th century New Hall porcelain.
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Tea bowl height 2 inches ( 5.1 cm)
Tea bowl diameter 3 1/2 inches ( 8.9 cm)
Saucer height 1 3/8 inches ( 3.0 cm)
Saucer diameter 5 3/8 inches ( 13.7 cm)
Total weight 179 grammes unpacked.