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Teapot: C.707 & A-2016

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Worcester Porcelain Factory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain teapot painted underglaze in blue, and clobbered in red and gold

Soft-paste porcelain, painted underglaze in blue, and clobbered in blue and gold. The globular pot stands on a footring, and has a short cylindrical neck, a slightly curved spout, and a D-shaped handle with a longitudinal ridge. The wall behind the spout has a circle of six holes with one more in the centre to emit the tea. The domed cover has a narrow rim, a ventilation hole and a cone-shaped knob; the underside of the rim and the flange which fits inside the pot are partially unglazed. Both sides of the pot are decorated in blue with an Oriental landscape with buildings, a bridge, and flowering plants, and a narrow diaper border around the shoulder. The spout has a dainty red floral spray on its underside and a formal leaf motif on the top of by the mouth. Down the back of the handle there are small leaves, flower heads and dots. The cover has three small landscape motifs, and a border to match the shoulder. The top of the knob is decorated with a red star or flowerhead.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Professor Shon Ffowcs-Williams

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.7 cm
Length: 22.6 cm

Relative size of this object

22.6 cm16.7 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

Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1760 CE - 1780 CE

School or Style

Chinoiserie Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( red) cobalt gold Body

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze presumed steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.707 & A-2016
Primary reference Number: 208254
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 9 February 2016 Updated: Tuesday 25 June 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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