New Hall Bute cups


Bute cups were produced  by the New Hall company in a variety of styles over a long period (see Holdgate, 1971, de Saye Hutton, 1990). The patterns are reviewed by Preller (2003). The main handle types are: simple loop, round ring, oval ring, "Spode" type and no handle (tea bowl), 


Examples
No handle
New Hall Bute shaped teabowl with no handle (or footrim). No mark but this is pattern number 229.  (a054, h64, w77)
Spode type handle
New Hall cup with a "loop" handle of the Spode type but with stronger "kick".  The handle has the smooth inside surface typical of New Hall. No pattern marked but this is 138. (a052, h60, w80 )
Simple loop handle
Generous simple loop handle, set below  the rim. The top and bottom attachments are v-shaped (see right) as if cut with a knife. A most distinctive feature is the very smooth  inner surface of the handle which feels as if it has been smoothed so there is little trace of the seam left by the mould.  

New Hall cup with a simple "loop" handle, set below the rim, and v-shaped upper and lower attachments. Gilt sprig inside on flat bottom. No mark but this is pattern 556. (aj163, h56.5, w83.3, b42.7 handle: h16.8, v30.5, w9.8, 6.7) 
New Hall cup with a simple "loop" handle, set below the rim, and v-shaped upper and lower attachments. No mark but this is pattern 439. (a082) 
New Hall cup with a simple "loop" handle, set below the rim, with very flat inner surface, and top attachment v-shaped . Thinly potted towards base, flat bottom with blue leaves and red flowers. ? New Hall. (aj052, h59, w82.3, b43 handle: h18.9, v34.5, w9.3)
New Hall spiral fluted Bute shaped cup with a simple "loop" handle, set below the rim. No mark but this is pattern 202. (a053, h60, w82)
Ring handles

There are two main types, both set well below the rim: (1) Large round ring handles which are slightly flattened in section and found on hybrid hard-paste cups (Chamberlain Worcester ring handles are even larger and usually set closer to the rim), (2) Large oval ring handles which are found on later bone-china cups including large Bute-shaped breakfast cups. There are two variants, one more delicate than the other.


New Hall hard paste cup with a round "ring" handle. The cup is quite distorted in shape. It has an urn of flowers inside on the bottom. No number on the base but this is patt. 541. (aj254, h57.6, w83.8, b40.1 (45.1) handle: v16.7, h15.5, w7.5, 6.1, t4.5)
New Hall hard paste cup with a round "ring" handle.  It has a sprig of flowers inside on the bottom. No number on the base but this is patt. 593. (aj307, h58.4, w81.7, b37.8 (41.8) handle: v17, h15.8, w7.1, 5.9, t4.1)
New Hall hard paste cup with a round "ring" handle. It has a simple gilt line on its outer edge with two sprigs at the bottom. No number on the base but this is patt. 631. (aj028, h57.4, handle: v17.2, h16.7, w8.4)
New Hall cup with a round "ring" handle typical of  hard paste. It has a simple gilt line on its outer edge with two sprigs at the bottom. No number or mark on the base but this is patt. 779. (aj018,  h57.7, handle: v17.1, h15.1, w7.2)
New Hall cup with a round "ring" handle typical of  hard paste.  (a083)
New Hall   cup with an oval "ring" handle typical of later bone china . No number or mark on the base but this is patt. 1235. (aj019 h62.4, w82.6, b40.4 (45.3), handle: v19.3, h12.7, w7.0, 6.7, t4.7)
  New Hall cup with an oval "ring" handle typical of later bone china . Black inner line and line on handle. Hand painted decoration. No number on the base but ? patt. 1063. (vb2 h60.9, w83, b40.2, handle: v20.2, h13.4, w6.4)
  New Hall cup with an oval "ring" handle typical of later bone china .  No number on the base but ? patt. 343. (aj499 h57.3, w83.4, b39.3 (44.3), handle: v19.7, h12.6 (19.8), w6.6, 5.7, t4.4)
  New Hall cup with an oval "ring" handle typical of later bone china .  No number on the base but ? patt. 1511. (a084 )
  New Hall cup with an oval "ring" handle typical of later bone china .  No number on the base. (a085 )
  New Hall cup with an oval "ring" handle typical of later bone china .  Bat print decoration different on each side. No number on the base but ? 1109. (a081 )
  New Hall cup with an oval "ring" handle typical of later bone china . Black inner line and line on handle. Shallow foot recess with gently curved edges. Bat print decoration different on each side. No number on the base. (aj345 h58.6, w83.1, b37.1, handle: v20.1, h13, w6.2)
  New Hall cup with an oval "ring" handle typical of later bone china . Little red sprig inside on bottom. No number on the base but  patt. 1065 though blue rim is not usual. (aj241 h55.5, w80.8, b38.4, handle: v19.9, h13.1, w6.2, 5.6, t3.4)
  New Hall cup with an oval "ring" handle typical of later bone china . Little red sprig inside on bottom. No number on the base but  patt. 1065 though blue rim is not usual. (a065 h60.7, w81.9, b37.3, handle: v19.1, h13.0, w6.2, 5.9, t4.6)
  New Hall cup with an oval "ring" handle typical of later bone china .  No number on the base but  patt. 1045 with ochre rim. (a097 )

References

Holdgate, D. (1971) Newhall and its imitators. Faber and Faber, London. 

Preller, P (2003) A Partial Reconstruction of the New Hall Pattern Book Preller, Bude, Cornwall.

de Saye Hutton, A. (1990) A guide to New Hall Porcelain patterns. Barrie and Jenkins

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