NEW HALL PORCELAIN PART TEA SERVICE, PATTERN #421
"Boy and the Butterfly"
An assembled New Hall hard paste porcelain tea service, in the Boy and the Butterfly, or
Boy and the Bug, pattern, painted in overglaze enamels over a printed outline, most with overglaze
pattern number and/or painters’ marks.
Boy and the Butterfly was one of a number of complementary designs featuring anglicized '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. On some pieces – usually teabowls, the "bug" is found as a caterpillar, on others it has become a
butterfly with wings added."
Condition: Excellent; several cups with kiln spit; the teapot lid 2 chips; sugar lid with firing flaw to rim
20 Pieces, Consisting Of:
A Teapot & a Stand
Two Additional Saucers
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