New Hall Coffee Cans


Coffee cans were produced  by the New Hall company over a long period (see Holdgate, 1971, de Saye Hutton, 1990). The patterns are reviewed by Preller (2003). Most cans can have simple straight sides but earlier hybrid hard paste porcelain cans can be reeded or have spiral fluting. Earlier cans had simple loop handles. After pattern numbers in the 600s, round ring handles appear, then when the body switched to bone china and pattern numbers had reached 1040, an oval ring handle was used. (click here for New Hall Bute cups)

Examples
Simple Loop Handles

A diagnostic feature of New Hall loop handles is that the top inside surface is very smooth and the usual ridge left from the mold is not present.


 New Hall coffee can with simple loop handle with rounded attachments and very smooth inside surface. Neat potting in grey body with poor translucency. Shallow foot recess with vertical sides. Little glaze on base of footrim. No marks but this is pattern 202. Gilding rubbed. (a109, h59.7, w67.3, b53.9 (62) handle: h14.1 (20.8), v30.8, w8.6, 5.3, t4.3)
 New Hall coffee can with simple loop handle. No marks but this is the "Boy at the window pattern" pattern 425 (see Preller, 2003). (a115)  
 New Hall spirally fluted coffee can with simple loop handle. No marks but this is pattern 471. (a114)  
Ring Handles

New Hall made two types of ring handle. On their earlier hybrid hard paste porcelain cans the ring was round but in later bone china cans the ring is oval.


New Hall coffee can with typical round ring handle found onhybrid hard-paste cans with pointed lower attachment. No mark but this is pattern number 736 (Preller, 2003). (a113)  
New Hall coffee can with typical round ring handle found on hybrid hard-paste cans with pointed lower attachment. No mark but this is a variant on pattern number 274 (Preller, 2003). (a112 ) Nicholson  
New Hall coffee can with typical oval ring handle found on bone china cans with pointed lower attachment. No mark but this is pattern number 1126 (Preller, 2003). Bone china body with good translucency. (aj612, h62.7, w66.1, b53.1, (61.9) handle: v19.3, h12.6, w5.9, 4.7, t4.1)
New Hall coffee can with typical oval ring handle found on bone china cans with pointed lower attachment. No mark but this is pattern number 1181 (Preller, 2003). (a111)  


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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