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Teapot and cover: JL.118 & A-1986

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay). Case permanently removed 2021.


Maker: Unknown




Hard paste porcelain teapot and cover painted in blue, green, red, yellow and black enamel colours. There are gilt metal mounts on the foot, cover and end of the spout which has a stopper attached by a safety chain to the knob. The teapot is decorated with panels of a phoenix flying above peonies on each side, separated by karakusa scrolls, a dentate border on the shoulder and a floral spray on the handle and spout. A karakusa scroll is repeated on the cover which has a circular flat-topped finial

Legal notes

Lent by Roger Jenyns

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Arita ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1986) by Jenyns, Roger


Edo Period (1615-1868)
17th Century#
1660 - 1680

School or Style


Components of the work

Foot, Cover, Spout composed of gilt metal
Chain composed of metal

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: JL.118 & A-1986
Primary reference Number: 140479
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 25 September 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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