NEW HALL STAFFORDSHIRE ENGLISH PORCELAIN BOY AND THE BUTTERFLY
PATTERN 421 TEABOWL & SAUCER C.1785-1800
New Hall hard paste porcelain teabowl and saucer produced c.1785-1800.
An attractive and collectable pattern - one of a number of
complementary designs featuring anglicised 'bubble-head' Chinese
figures; it is derived by imitation and adaptation from fashionable
imported Chinese Export porcelain designs. Similar patterns to New Hall
Boy and the Butterfly pattern 421 are found on
Staffordshire Minton and Miles Mason. This pattern is also referred to
as "Boy and the Bug". On some pieces - usually teabowls, the "bug" is
found as a caterpillar, on others it has become a butterfly with wings
This pattern is illustrated in
Hall and its Imitators, D. Holgate1971
height teabowl 50 mm max. width saucer 127 mm max.
small workman's mark, in iron red to saucer.
Overall we rate as excellent and brilliant for display. Condition
report: a flat glazed firing chip to front footrim, probably
from kiln furniture removal. A short, clean and very fine, forked glaze
hairline to saucer. This is virtually 'invisible' to the front and very
difficult to spot on the back. These are commonplace on early examples
of these wares and do not detract from enjoyment of the pieces.
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