Skip to main content

Teapot: C.728 & A-1928

An image of Teapot

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Colours in this image

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Wedgwood (Factory)


Cream-coloured earthenware painted overglaze in green, yellow, red, pink, lilac, and black enamels. Globular with a curved, leaf-wrapped spout with behind it in the body, a central hole and five round it, and handle in the shape of three leaves with a kick at the end of each, more pronounced on the lowest leaf. Circular, close-fitting slightly domed cover (A)with a replacement capstan-shaped knob. The body and cover are decorated on each side with a chintz pattern comprising a central narrow vertical stripe of chevrons flanked by wide plain stripes with scalloped edges, and wide stripes of zig-zag pattern. The spout and handle are unevenly coloured pink, and the knob pale grey.


History note: Mr Walker, Lewisham; purchased by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher in 1901

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.5 cm
Length: 19.8 cm

Relative size of this object

19.8 cm13.5 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1770


Chintz designs were popular around 1770, and occur on Staffordshire and Yorkshire creamware. The enamelling has features in common with that executed by Robinson & Rhodes' workshop in Leeds, before and after Rhodes' departure to work for Wedgwood in London.

Probably Josiah Wedgwood, enamelled at Leeds

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( green, yellow, red, pink, lilac, and black)

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Cream-coloured earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Cream-coloured earthenware painted onglaze in green, yellow, red, pink, lilac, and black enamels.
Moulding Lead-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.728 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 11697
Old object number: 1363
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 19 September 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Teapot" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-08-08 02:00:19

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Teapot |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-08-08 02:00:19|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Teapot</figcaption>

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...