Skip to main content

Teapot: EC.22-1939

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.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Factory: Wedgwood
Designer: Templetown, Elizabeth, Lady (Attributed)
Modeller: Hackwood, William (Probable)

Entities

Categories

Description

Caneware with applied dark grey moulded reliefs, the interior glazed. Oval with incurved shoulder with a flange rising upwards at one end to meet the strap handle. Straight upward sloping spout. On side is decorated with Charlotte kneeling at the tomb of Werther, with a tree on the left, and a dog and a two-handled pot of flowers on the right. The other side is decorated with Sportive Love (a seated woman playing with Cupid), with a plant and a ewer on the left and a tree on the right. Cover missing.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Miss Erskine

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.1 cm
Length: 20.1 cm

Relative size of this object

20.1 cm12.1 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

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939-05) by Erskine, Miss

Dating

Late 18th or early 19th century
Circa 1790 CE - 1820 CE

Note

Cane ware was a refinement of an earlier buff body. Experiments were in progress by the early 1770s, but even by 16 September1779 it was not satisfactory, when Wedgwood mentioned it in a letter to Bentley (E.26-18923), The first time it was mentioned in a Catalogue was in 1787, in which it was described as 'bamboo or cane-coloured bisqué porcelain'.

The designs for Sportive Love and Charlotte at the tomb of Werther were attributed to Lady Elizabeth Templetown (1747-1823) in the Wedgwood Catalogue of Cameos, Intaglios, medals, Bas-Reliefs, Busts, and Small Statues . . . . 6th edn, Etruria, 1787, class II, p. 39, nos. 271 and 272. They were probably modelled by William Hackwood. The exact date of the designs is not known, but Wedgwood wrote to her in June 1783 requesting more designs (Wedgwood MS E.26-18958). See Documentation, Reilly, Wedgwood, 1989

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Reliefs

Materials used in production

caneware Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Moulding

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: impressed in upward curve

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

Inscription present: '18' or 'IB'

  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Scratched
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: A square paper inside the pot inscribed in pencil after acquisition with a two-line description, 'Wedgwood, about 1779-1795'/Given by Miss Erskine/for the purpose of study/May 1939.'

  • Text: Wedgwood, about 1779-1795'/Given by Miss Erskine/for the purpose of study/May 1939
  • Location: Square paper inside the pot
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.22-1939
Primary reference Number: 12062
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/12062 Accessed: 2022-09-28 20:46:51

Citation for Wikipedia

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

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/12062 |title=Teapot |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-09-28 20:46:51|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:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-12062

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="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa3/EC_22_1939_283_29.jpg"
        alt="Teapot"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Teapot</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

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

More objects and works of art you might like

Teapot stand

Accession Number: C.58B-1918

Teapot stand

Accession Number: C.119-1932

Teapot

Accession Number: C.3 & A-1836

Teapot stand

Accession Number: C.58A-1918

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...