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Teapot: C.730 & A-1928

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Maker(s)

Wedgwood, Josiah (Factory)
Green, Guy (Printer)

Description

Cream-coloured earthenware (Queen's ware), transfer-printed in black. Globular with leaf-wrapped spout, loop handle with a vertical ridge and kick up at the bottom, and circular lid with pierced, globular knob. On side there is a three-quarter length portrait of John Wesley preaching, flanked by ribbons sprouting foliage, inscribed on the left 'JOHN WESLEY, M.A. FELLOW', and on the right, 'LINCOLN COLLEGE OXFORD'. On the other side are the words 'Let your/Conversation be/as becometh the Gospel of/CHRIST' within a frame of rococo scrolls among which is a music-book and a volume entitled WATTS'S/ HYMNS' at the top; on the left, a cartouche with St Peter and a cock crowing; and on the right, a cartouche with the Good Samaritan; on the lid there are three winged cherub's heads.

Notes

History note: Sheldon Collection, Manchester; Cyril Andrade, London, who sold it at Puttick and Simpson, London, 10 October 1919, part of lot 71; purchased by Mr Stoner on behalf of Dr. J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.8 cm
Length: 20.5 cm

Relative size of this object

20.5 cm13.8 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England
  • Liverpool ⪼ Merseyside ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1775

Note

Josiah Wedgwood, printed in Liverpool by Guy Green, who was a printer, and did not engrave the images. The inscription indicates that the pot was made after Sadler retired in September 1770.

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( black)

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Cream-coloured earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Cream-coloured earthenware (Queen's ware), transfer-printed onglaze in black
Moulding Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Green Liverpool
  • Location: Below print
  • Method of creation: Transfer-printed
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: JOHN WESLEY, M.A. FELLOW
  • Location: On left of portrait
  • Method of creation: Transfer-printed
  • Text: LINCOLN COLLEGE OXFORD
  • Location: On right of portrait
  • Method of creation: Transfer-printed
  • Text: Let your/Conversation be/as becometh the Gospel of/CHRIST' within a frame of rococo scrolls among which is a music-book and a volume entitled 'WATTS'S/HYMNS' at the top; on the left, a cartouche with St Peter and a cock crowing; and on the right, a cartouche with the Good Samaritan; on the lid there are three winged cherub's heads.
  • Location: Opposite side to portrait
  • Method of creation: Transfer-printed

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.730 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 11711
Old object number: 4124
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 February 2019 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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