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Teapot: C.120 & A & B-2010

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Chamberlain's Worcester Porcelain Factory (Possibly)




Soft-paste porcelain lavishly decorated in gold with leaves, and borders of wavy flowers and foliage

Soft-paste porcealin ( ? hybrid hard-paste porcelain), decorated with gilding. The nea oval shape teapot has a domed cover with a ventilation hole, and oval knob rising to a point. The sides below the shoulder are decorated with partly hatched and partly solid gold composite leaves, and the shoulder with a continuous wavy spray of flowers and foliage. There are bands of gilding round the foot, the edge of the shoulder and the rim; down the sides of the handle which also has a vertical line down its back; and on the edges of the spout and its lip. The underside of the spout is decorated with vertical lines alternating with lines of dots of graduated size, and on its top there are stylized flowers. The cover (A) is decorated to match and the top of its finial has stripes radiating from the apex. The stand (B)is oval with sloping sides and stands on a footring. It is decorated with a central oval gold band, and with composite leaves radiating inwards from the bottom of the sides, which are decorated with a continuous wavy spray of flowers and foliage between gold bands.

Legal notes

Given by Dame Anne Warburton

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2010-06-07) by Warburton, Anne, Dame


18th Century, Early#
George III
Production date: circa AD 1810


Attribution uncertain; possibly Chamberlain's Worcester

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gold
Teapot Height 15 cm Height 6 in Length 24.3 cm Length 9⅝ in
Stand Height 2.5 cm Height 1 in Length 17 cm Width 14.9 cm
Stamd Length 7⅛ in
Sand Width 5⅞ in

Materials used in production

probably steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.120 & A & B-2010
Primary reference Number: 177306
Entry form number: 1038
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 23 August 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 23 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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