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Teapot: C.7 & A-1999

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Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery (Pottery)


Cream, brown, and blue agateware, with the body in the shape of a pecten shell

Cream, brown, and blue agateware, press-moulded, and lead-glazed overall except for a small area on the base. The body is moulded on each side in the form of a pecten shell. The round loop handle flattens and has a slight kick at the base. The curved spout has a slight ridge half-way up and terminates in a serpent's head with an open mouth. The oval, slightly domed and fluted cover has a knob in the shape of a Buddhist lion.


History note: Messrs A.F. Allbrook, Essex, from whom purchased in September 1978 by Sir Ivor Batchelor; Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

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Given by Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

Measurements and weight

Height: 13 cm
Length: 17.3 cm

Relative size of this object

17.3 cm13 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1999-01-18) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady


Mid-18th Century
Circa 1745 CE - 1760 1760 CE

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Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Cream, brown, and blue agateware, press-moulded, and lead-glazed overall except for a small area on the base

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.7 & A-1999
Primary reference Number: 28516
Entry form number: 101
Old object number: 46
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 2 February 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 26 October 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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