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Teapot: C.729 & A-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)




Factory: Wedgwood, Josiah
Printer: Green, Guy




Pale cream-coloured earthenware (Queen's ware) printed onglaze in black with on one side, The Tea Party , and on the other, The Shepherd.

Pale cream-coloured earthenware (Queen's ware) printed onglaze in black. Globular with leaf-wrapped spout, double entwined handle with rounded foliate terminals and close-fitting circular cover surmounted by a flower finial. Decorated on one side with 'The Tea Party', showing a fashionable couple seated beside a tea table in a garden attended by a black servant; on the other with 'The Shepherd', and on the cover with two floral sprays.


History note: Purchased from the Misses Kingsland at Croydon in April 1903 for £2.5.0 (45/-); Dr J.W.L. Gaisher, FRS.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.4 cm
Length: 21.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England
  • Liverpool ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


George III
Production date: circa AD 1780 : The pale cream coloured body suggests a date of about 1780.


Made by Josiah Wedgwood's factory and sent to Liverpool to be printed by Guy Green

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of printing colour ( black.)

Materials used in production

Cream-coloured earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: and two curved lines impressed

  • Text: Wedgwood
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.729 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 11708
Old object number: 1497
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 15 January 2024 Last processed: Monday 15 January 2024

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

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