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Teapot: C.701 & A-2016

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain teapot painted on both sides in polychrome enamels with two Chinese women and a child in a garden

Soft-paste porcelain tea pot, painted in blue, green, yellow, pinkish-purple, red, brown, and black enamels, and gilt. The globular body stands on a footring and has a short cylindrical neck, a slightly curved, upward tilting spout, and a loop handle. In the wall behind the spout there are five holes in a circle to emit the tea. The low domed cover has a ventilation hole and a knob in the shape of a flower on a stem with two small leaves. The underside of its rim, and the exterior of the flange which fits inside the neck of the pot are unglazed. Both sides of the body are decorated with the same Chinese garden scene with a woman standing by a fence, and a woman and a boy standing beside a table. On the cover there is a fence beside a curving tree, and an insect. The exterior of the knob's petals are red. Gold bands encircle the neck and edge of the cover, and there is a gold leaf on the back of the handle and two leaves on stems on top of the spout.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Professor Shon Ffowcs-Williams

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.1 cm
Length: 18.5 cm

Relative size of this object

18.5 cm13.1 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 - 1775 CE

School or Style

Rococo
Chinoiserie

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gilt (gold) enamelling
Body

Materials used in production

presumed steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.701 & A-2016
Primary reference Number: 208398
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 17 February 2016 Updated: Wednesday 16 November 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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