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Teapot: EC.32 & A-1942

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Meissen Porcelain Factory (Factory)
Busch, August Otto Ernst von dem (Decorator)


Hard-paste porcelain, diamond-point engraved and coloured black. The pot has an ovoid body with a harp-shaped handle with two thumb rests and a kick at the bottom, an upward tilting, slightly curved spout with an acanthus leaf on the upper and lower sides, and a monster's eye and mouth at its tip. The circular, slightly domed cover has a knob in the shape of a flower on a stalk with one leaf, and beside it, a ventilation hole. One side of the pot is decorated with a hound running to the left, with a tree and a tree trunk and foliage on the right, and a flowering plant on the left. The other side has a wild boar running to the left, with a flowering plant on the right, and a fir tree and a broken fir trunk on the left. The cover is decorated with a rose, a tulip, and a winged insect.


History note: Uncertain before Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 11 cm
Length: 18.5 cm

Relative size of this object

18.5 cm11 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany
  • Hildesheim ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1942) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


3rd quarter 18th Century
Circa 1755 CE - 1765 CE


Canon August Otto Ernst von dem Busch (1704-79) executed distinctively etched decoration on porcelain made at the Meissen Porcelain Factory

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of black pigment

Materials used in production

Glaze Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing : Hard-paste porcelain, glazed, etched, and coloured black

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: crossed swords
  • Method of creation: In blue
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.32 & A-1942
Primary reference Number: 140426
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 13 October 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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