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Teapot: C.1 & A-2009

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 12 (Adeane)


Potter: Batterham, Richard




Stoneware, with carved vertical grooves, blue wash bands, and grey-green ash-glaze; lower part, rim, and edge of cover unglazed; four patch marks on base

Buff stoneware, appearing pale brown on exterior where visible, thrown, with carved grooves, blue wash bands, and grey-green ash glaze. The rim, lower part, and rim of the cover are unglazed, and there are four patch marks on the bottom. The pot has a bulbous body, an upward tilting funnel-shaped spout, with numerous holes in the wall behind it, and an applied strap handle with a longitudinal ridge, two depressions at the top, and one at the bottom. There are slightly raised horizontal bands above the handle and level with its lower end, and on each side of the body three vertical grooves. The cover has a wide rim, and a deep bowl-shaped depression with a steam hole, and in the centre a cylindrical knob with a low conical top. The glaze has pooled around it, and crazed slightly.


History note: The pottery; Joanna Bird Pottery, Chiswick, London, W4 3QE

Legal notes

Purchased with the Maud Ochs Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 16 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Durweston ⪼ Dorset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2009) by Joanna Bird Pottery


21st Century, Early
Elizabeth II
Production date: circa AD 2009

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

Components of the work

Part composed of ash-glaze ( grey-green)
Decoration composed of blue wash
Cover Diameter 10.5 cm
Handle-spout Length 24.7 cm

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: thickly painted, looking almost like a Z

  • Text: 2
  • Location: On base close to edge beow spout
  • Method of creation: Painted in black
  • Type: Number

Inscription present: white rectagular self-adhesive

  • Text: CRB 14
  • Location: On underside of cover
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1 & A-2009
Primary reference Number: 166785
Entry form number: 1021
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 14 June 2022 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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