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Teapot: C.715 & a-2016

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain teapot with fluted body, painted in polychrome enamels with floral sprays and sprigs, and gilt

Soft-paste porcelain (presumed steatitic), moulded, with applied moulded spout, handle, and knob, glazed and painted in blue, green, yellow, pink, dark pink, red, and purple enamels, and gilded. The pot has a fluted barrel-shaped body with a recessed base, upward-tilting fluted spout, and ear-shaped handle. The almost flat cover rests on a ledge inside the mouth of the pot. Its top is moulded with flutes radiating from a flower knob on a stem with two leaves. The underside of its rim and the exterior of the flange which fits inside the pot are unglazed. The sides are each decorated with a different large floral arrangement surrounded by four floral sprays and two leaf sprigs. The back of the handle, and the top and underside of the spout have a gold formal flowerhead with dots extending on both sides of it , anbd there is a gold band round the mouth and the end of the spout. There are three small floral sprays and two leaves painted on the cover, and the flower knob has a yellow centre and pink-tipped petals. A gold band encircles its outer edge.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Professor Shon Ffowcs-Williams

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.6 cm
Length: 19.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
George III
Production date: circa AD 1780

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, green, yellow, pink, purple, brownish-red)
Deocration 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, with applied handle, spout and knob, glazed, and painted in blue, green, yellow, pink, purple, brownish-red enamels, and gilded

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.715 & a-2016
Primary reference Number: 208412
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 23 February 2016 Updated: Wednesday 16 November 2016 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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