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Staffordshire teapot in the form of a pecten shell

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An image of Teapot and cover. Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery. The body is moulded on each side in the form of a pecten shell. The round loop handle flattens and has a slight kick at the base. The curved spout has a slight ridge half-way up and terminates in a serpent's head with an open mouth. The oval, slightly domed and fluted cover has a knob in the shape of a Buddhist lion. Cream, brown, and blue agateware, press-moulded, and lead-glazed overall except for a small area on the base. Height, whole, 13.0 cm, length, whole, 17.3 cm, 1750-1760. Rococo. Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest.

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Teapot and cover. Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery. The body is moulded on each side in the form of a pecten shell. The round loop handle flattens and has a slight kick at the base. The curved spout has a slight ridge half-way up and terminates in a serpent's head with an open mouth. The oval, slightly domed and fluted cover has a knob in the shape of a Buddhist lion. Cream, brown, and blue agateware, press-moulded, and lead-glazed overall except for a small area on the base. Height, whole, 13.0 cm, length, whole, 17.3 cm, 1750-1760. Rococo. Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest.

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  • Accession Number: C.7 & A-1999
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 798 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 117.40kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 27/1

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18th Century _WF_Batchelor agate ware agateware Buddhist cover Early Rococo English Fitz_AA Georgian glazed handle handled knob lead-glazed lidded lions moulded pottery press moulded Rococo sea shell seashells serpent shells snake spout spouted Staffordshire Pottery taking tea teapot teapots teaware vessel

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