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Teapot: C.32 & A-2015

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Manufacturer: Cockpit Hill Pottery (Probably)
Manufacturer: Unidentified Yorkshire Pottery




Creamware painted in red, black and green enamels on one side with a parrot perched on a branch pecking at cherries, and on the other with roses

Dark cream earthenware, thrown, and rouletted, with an applied moulded spout, reeded handles with moulded terminals, and applied knob on the cover. The lead-glaze is very sligthly yellow. The ovoid pot has rouletted beading round the base and mouth, a curved fluted spout with pointed leaves round its junction with the body, and seven holes behind it to emit the tea. The double entwined reeded handle has four leafy termals. The almost flat cover has a rouletted beading border, a ventilation hole, and a convolvulus-shaped knob. One side is painted with a parrot perching in a tree and pecking cherries. The other side is painted with two large red roses and foliage. The cover is painted with three small floral sprays, and the flower knob has a red edging.


History note: Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, St Andrew’s, Fife; Sir Ivor died on 24 April 2005; on loan since 2006 (Syndicate of 30 January); Lady Batchelor, died 2014

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest through the Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.5 cm
Length: 17.7 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2015-04-27) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady


Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Circa 1770 CE - 1775 CE

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( green, red, and black)

Materials used in production

cream Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing : Dark cream earthenware, thrown and rouletted, with applied moulded spout, and applied reeded handle and terminals, the cover with applied knob, lead-glazed and painted in green, red, and black enamels

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 37
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.32 & A-2015
Primary reference Number: 201561
Old object number: 37
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.32 & A-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 2 June 2015 Updated: Monday 25 March 2019 Last processed: Thursday 20 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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