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Creamware teapot, by Josiah Wedgwood

Image attached to C.1 & A-1995

An image of Teaware. Teapot and cover. Wedgwood, Josiah (British, 1730-1795). Production: England, Staffordshire, Burslem. The pot has a globular body with moulded overlapping leaf spout and reeded and leaf-moulded handle. The circular, slightly domed cover has a pierced globular knob. One side of the pot is decorated with a gentleman leaning on a post in a landscape with a building on the left; on the other side with two buildings in a landscape; and on the cover with one building between trees. Cream-coloured earthenware, lead-glazed, painted in green, yellow, pale purple, reddish-brown, and black enamels. Height, whole, 13.6 cm, length, whole, 19.6 cm, circa 1770-1775. Rococo.  Production Note: Probably enamelled in London. The decoration is in the style associated with David Rhodes. Acquisition Credit: Given by Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor.

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Teaware. Teapot and cover. Wedgwood, Josiah (British, 1730-1795). Production: England, Staffordshire, Burslem. The pot has a globular body with moulded overlapping leaf spout and reeded and leaf-moulded handle. The circular, slightly domed cover has a pierced globular knob. One side of the pot is decorated with a gentleman leaning on a post in a landscape with a building on the left; on the other side with two buildings in a landscape; and on the cover with one building between trees. Cream-coloured earthenware, lead-glazed, painted in green, yellow, pale purple, reddish-brown, and black enamels. Height, whole, 13.6 cm, length, whole, 19.6 cm, circa 1770-1775. Rococo. Production Note: Probably enamelled in London. The decoration is in the style associated with David Rhodes. Acquisition Credit: Given by Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor.

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  • Accession Number: C.1 & A-1995
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 768 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic 7.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 104.17kB
  • Exposure time: 1/45
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 22/1

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