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Teapot: C.665 & A-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Factory: Wedgwood, Josiah (Probably)




Buff earthenware with applied stamped sprigs covered with translucent green glaze bearing remnants of oil gilding over the sprigs. Globular with leaf-wrapped spout, ear-shaped handle made up of three leaves with a vertical rib and a kick up at their lower ends, more pronounced on the lowest, and circular slightly domed cover with a pierced knob. The sides are decorated with rosettes, prunus blossom and stylized foliage arranged roughly to form a festoon flanked by interlace motifs; on the cover there are two rosettes and two leaves.


History note: Frank Stoner, London, from whom purchased by Dr Glaisher on 12 January 1917 for £11.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.1 cm
Width: 17.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter#
George III
Circa 1760 CE - 1765 CE


This type of green-glazed teapot has traditionally been attributed to Josiah Wedgwood.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Sprigs composed of gold ( remains of oil gilding)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
green, translucent Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.665 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 12113
Old object number: 4881
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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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