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Teapot: C.5 & A-1951

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Maker(s)

Probably Wedgwood, Josiah (Factory)

Description

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.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs E.S. Jenkins

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.8 cm
Width: 17 cm

Relative size of this object

17 cm11.8 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
George II or George III
Circa 1759 CE - 1766 CE

Note

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

Rococo

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.
Lead-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.5 & A-1951
Primary reference Number: 12130
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 19 September 2020 Last processed: Saturday 27 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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