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Teapot: C.702 & A-2016

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain teapot painted in polychrome enamels on each side with a Chinese garden scene with a woman standing by a fence and a woman and a boy standing beside a table.

Soft-paste porcelain, glazed, painted in blue, green, yellow, red, pinkish-purple, brown and black enamels, and gilt. The globular pot stands on a footring. It has a D-shaped loop handle with a vertical ridge, an upward tilting spout, and a low domed cover with a ventilation hole and a flower knob on a stalk with two leaves; the underside of the rim and the flange which fits inside the neck of the pot are unglazed. In the wall behind the spout there are five holes to emit the tea. On side of the pot, is a panel edged by fine scrolls, in which a Chinese lady sits on a barrel-shaped stool beside a tree, looking towards a little boy who stands with his arms outstretched. On the other side, a Chinese man and woman stand beside a table. The woman holds the left hand of a little boy who stands and points with his right had towards the viewer's left. Above the handle and spout there are shaped panels of red diaper pattern edged by thin black scrolls, and below are similar panels with black and red stylized flowers and foliage above them. There is a red and black sprig on top of the spout, and a red formal flower or star with dots and dashes above and below it. The cover is decorated with semi-circular panels edge by black scrolls, one containing part of a gree and clumps of grass, and the other, a fence flanked by clumps of grass. Between them are panels of red diaper pattern and black and red stylzied foliage and flowers. The flower knob has red petals and a green centre and leaves.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Professor Shon Ffowcs-Williams

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.5 cm
Length: 18.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter#
George II
Circa 1760 CE - 1775 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, green, yellow, red, purple, brown, black) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze
presumed steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: C.702 & A-2016
Primary reference Number: 208225
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 9 February 2016 Updated: Wednesday 16 November 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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