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Teapot: C.5 & A-1951

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Factory: Wedgwood, Josiah (Probably)




Cream earthenware, slip-cast, and decorated with dark green and cream lead glazes. Ovoid body moulded to resemble a cauliflower with five holes in the wall behind the curved, leaf-wrapped spout; loop handle in the form of three long leaves with a vertical rib and kick at the lower end of each, more pronounced on the lowest leaf; and close-fitting, circular convex cover with a shallow cauliflower knob, a hole under the knob and a pierced hole.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs E.S. Jenkins

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.8 cm
Width: 17 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1951-05-31) by Jenkins, E. S., Mrs


18th Century, third quarter#
George II or George III
Circa 1759 CE - 1766 CE


Cauliflower wares were made by several Staffordshire potters, including Josiah Wedgwood, and William Greatbatch. Block moulds for a cauliflower teapot and two leaf-wrapped teapot spouts are in the Wedgwood Museum, Barlaston, and are attributed to William Greatbatch, Lower Lane, Fenton, who from MSS sources is known to have supplied various shapes to Wedgwood between 1762-4, see, pp. 25-6, nos. B8 and B9. In 1766 Wedgwood sold cauliflower block moulds to John Baddeley of Shelton, see entry B10.

School or Style


Materials used in production

inside cream, outside, dark green and cream Lead-glaze
with coloured glazes Creamware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Cream earthenware, slip-cast, and decorated with dark green and cream lead glazes.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.5 & A-1951
Primary reference Number: 12130
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 19 September 2020 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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