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Teapot: C.728 & A-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Wedgwood




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

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter#
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

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Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

Cream-coloured earthenware

Techniques used in production

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.728 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 11697
Old object number: 1363
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 19 September 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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