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Teapot: C.47 & A-2007

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Leach, Bernard




Porcelain with incised decoration under greenish-grey celadon glaze and bamboo handle

Porcelain, thrown, with applied spout, and and two loops to take the bamboo handle, and incised decoration under translucent greenish-grey celadon glaze. Globular body standing on a footring, with a tapering tubular spout, two vertical loops on the shoulders, and flat circular cover with a slightly waisted cylindrical knob. The sides are decorated with five incised leaf shapes and there is an incised band running round the top just below the loops.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by P.H.D.S. Wikramaratna in memory of his brother P.H. Diananda

Place(s) associated

  • St Ives ⪼ Cornwall ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2007-11-19) by Wikramaratna, P. H. D. S.


Circa 1950 CE - 1960 CE

Components of the work

Pot composed of glaze ( greenish-grey translucent) porcelain ( probably - not certain)
Handle composed of bamboo
Over Handle Height 21.8 cm
Body And Spout Length 19.7 cm
Over Knob Width 12.8 cm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: the : is inside the outline of the L in square seal

  • Text: BL:
  • Location: On side of pot near base
  • Method of creation: Impressed seal
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: in rounded rectangular seal

  • Text: S crossed with a dot above and below
  • Location: On side of pot base to right of potter's mark
  • Method of creation: Impressed seal
  • Type: Pottery mark

Inscription present: rectangular white paper sticky label

  • Text: POT 598
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular white paper sticky label

  • Text: EX. CAT?
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.47 & A-2007
Primary reference Number: 157654
Entry form number: 976
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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