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Teapot: C.34.1 & A-2015

Object information

Awaiting location update

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unidentified Yorkshire Pottery (Possibly)
Pottery: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery (Possibly)

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Description

Creamware painted in black and red with flowers

Cream earthenware, thrown, with applied moulded spout, applied twisted handles with moulded terminals, and cover with applied knob and terminals, lead-glazed, and painted in dark red and black enamels. The ovoid pot has a rope border around the opening. The curved spout is decorated with acanthus foliage in relief. The wall behind it is pierced in by ten holes in a triangular arrangement to emit the tea. The double twisted rope handle has four flower, foliage and berry terminals. The slightly convex cover has a rope border, and an applied convolvulus-shaped knob with a flower terminal behind it and another in front. Both sides of the pot are boldly painted with arrangements of stylized flowers and foliage and with three sprigs . The cover has two floral sprays and the knob and termals are touched with red and black.

Notes

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)

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 13 cm
Length: 19.5 cm

Relative size of this object

19.5 cm13 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

3rd quarter 18th Century
George III
Circa 1770 - 1775

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( red and black)

Materials used in production

cream Earthenware
Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing : Cream earthenware, lead-glazed and painted in red and black enamels

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 56A
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.34.1 & A-2015
Primary reference Number: 201576
Old object number: 56A
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.34.1 & A-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 2 June 2015 Updated: Tuesday 15 May 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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