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Teapot: C.44 & A-2007

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Factory: Hornsea Pottery
Designer: Clapison, Phillip




Slip-cast earthenware with black decoration printed over brown glaze. Heirloom pattern. Cylindrical pot with incurved shoulder, sloping spout, and angular strap handle. Circular cover, with a flat-topped knob with a central ventilation hole, and deep flange fitting inside the neck of the pot. Impressed and printed on both sides with a panel of a repeating pattern in rows: half a row, two whole rows, and half a row one above the other.


History note: Purchased by the donor at Reed's in Saffron Walden

Legal notes

Given by Julia E. Poole

Measurements and weight

Height: 14 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lancaster ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2007-11-19) by Poole, Julia E.


20th Century, Late#
Elizabeth II
Circa 1975 CE - 1980 CE


This teapot is typical of the rather chunky shapes which became popular in the 1960s and 1970s. Hornsea Pottery, was founded in 1949 at Hornsea, Yorkshire. ‘Heirloom’ introduced in 1967 was its first range of tableware, and remained in production for many years. It was also produced in blue and green. Between 1974 and 1987 the firm operated at Lancaster

Components of the work

Wole composed of glaze ( yellowish-brown)
Body Diameter 13.1 cm
Handle To Spout Length 21 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: ENGLAND 1975 is in smaller lettering than the rest

  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.44 & A-2007
Primary reference Number: 157613
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 8 October 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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