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Teapot: C.9 & A-1993

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Factory: Wedgwood




Moulded cane-coloured, smear-glazed stoneware. Shape 10. Depressed globular body with up-tilted, slightly curved spout and loop handle, the flat cover surmounted by a knob in the shape of a wheatsheaf. The body and cover are decorated with moulded basketwork; the handle and spout have an acanthus leaf at the top and a pair of inward curling scrolls and wheat ears at the lower end.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Dr J.A. Tait

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.2 cm
Length: 17.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1993-03-01) by Tait, J. A., Dr


George IV
Circa 1820 - 1830


Josiah Wedgwood & Sons

This shape was number 10 in the unnumbered plates from the 1817 Wedgwood Catalogue engraved by William Blake. These plates were engraved by another artist and were probably added later. The teapot was produced in three sizes. For reproductions of the Catalogue plate, see Wolf Mankowitz, Wedgwood, London, 1953, pl. 30; and Robin Reilly, Wedgwood, London, 1989, II, p. 549, pl. 957. According to Reilly, p. 484, smear glaze was introduced for white stoneware in 1815 and was probably extended at once to cane ware. This was not salt-glaze, but lead-glaze smeared on the inside of the saggars, so that it volatilised during firing, leaving a thin coating on the vessels.

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Moulded cane-coloured, smear-glazed stoneware.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: In base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: D
  • Location: In base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 10
  • Location: In base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.9 & A-1993
Primary reference Number: 12064
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 21 May 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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