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Coffee pot: C.726 & A-2016

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Soft-paste porcelain, painted with swirling stripes of underglaze in blue and white painted overglaze in green, red, and puce enamels

Soft-paste porcelain thrown with applied moulded spout, handle, and knob, glazed and painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in green, red, and puce enamels. The pear-shaped pot stands on a footring, and has a long, slightly curved upward-tilting spout, and an S-shaped handle with a thumb rest at the top and a rounded kick at the bottom. The shallow domed cover has a ventilation hole and a cone-shaped knob. The body is decorated with swirling stripes, alternately with an underglaze blueground in which are reserved scrolls partly painted in paler blue, and with a white ground, painted in green, red and puce with floral sprays. Similar sprays are painted on the underside and top of the handle. On the back of the handle there are two puce wavy sprays of foliage. Round the top there is a red scalloped line and dots. On the base there is a blue circle. The cover has a white knob, surrounded by radiating swirling stripes to match those on the pot, and round its edge has a border of red scallops and dots within a narrow red line.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( green, red, and puce) ground colour ( underglaze blue)
Handle And Spoutq

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
presumed steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: fretted square
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.726 & A-2016
Primary reference Number: 208421
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 23 February 2016 Updated: Tuesday 25 June 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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