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Teapot from Alveston Teaset: M.8.1 & A-2009

Object information

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Teapot from Alveston Teaset


Maker: Old Hall Tableware Ltd
Designer: Welch, Robert




Stainless steel

Stainless steel. The circular body slopes upwards from the base and then vertically until it meets the sloping shoulder. It has a short upward-tilting curved spout, a triangular ribbon handle which rises above the body to the same level as the shallow funnel-shaped knob on the conical cover.


History note: Purchased new in Oxford about 1970 by the donor

Legal notes

Given by Dr Alan Walton

Measurements and weight

Height: 11 cm
Length: 11 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Walsall ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2009-10-12) by Walton, Alan


20th Century, third quarter#
Circa 1965 CE - 1970 CE


The shape led to the pot being described as an Aladdin's Lamp teapot

School or Style


Components of the work

Box composed of cardboard
Body Diameter 15 cm

Materials used in production

Stainless steel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Old Hall/13/4 pt 1 litre
  • Location: In middle of base
  • Method of creation: Stamped
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: triangular label quartered in silver and black with the top left silver quarter printed with the first inscription and the lower right silver quarter printed with the second

  • Text: 'steel/appeal' and 'selected for the/DESIGN CENTRE/LONDON'
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black and silver
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular white label printed in red and blue with a circular Union Jack with a whte central reserve for the name of the firm, and a white border on which is the rest of the text

  • Text: The best you can give. Or get./Old Hall/England
  • Location: Attached to handle on arrival
  • Method of creation: Printed in red, blue and black on white ground
  • Type: Tie-on label

Inscription present: rectangular white stick on label

  • Text: 898/£75.00. 6-11111
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black biro
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.8.1 & A-2009
Primary reference Number: 169660
Entry form number: 1033
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 August 2015 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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