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Teapot: C.700 & A-2016

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain teapot with double twig handle and floral knob, moulded with chrysanthemum sprays, glazed, and partly gilt

Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed and gilded. The pot stands on a low footring, and has a globular body with double entwined handle with leaf terminals, and an upward curving spout with shaped moulding around junction with body. The domed cover has an internal flange which fits inside the neck of the pot, a ventilation hole, and flower finial with two leaves. A band of dentilated gilding encircles the lower edge of neck and edge of cover. The handle terminals, the moulding on the spout and its rim, the flower knob and leaves are picked out in gold.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Professor Shon Ffowcs-Williams

Measurements and weight

Height: 13 cm
Length: 19 cm

Relative size of this object

19 cm13 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2016-01-25) by Ffowcs-Williams, Shon

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Circa 1760 CE - 1770 CE

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
presumed steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain moulded in parts, assembled, glazed, and partly gilt
Glazing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.700 & A-2016
Primary reference Number: 208219
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 9 February 2016 Updated: Wednesday 16 November 2016 Last processed: Thursday 18 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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