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Teapot: C.38 & A-1998

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Current Location: In storage






Hard-paste porcelain, painted underglaze in blue and overglaze with red, pale-red, violet, and green enamels, and gold in Imari style. Circular body with straight sides rising from a low tapered footring. Rounded overhead strap handle flaring at the lower ends, each of which has an applied with a chrysanthemum rosette. The short horseshoe-shaped spout projects from the base of the handle. The circular cover is slightly convex and has a small rounded knob, and an unglazed inner rim. The body is decorated on the one side with peony and foliage emerging from a red cloud scroll, and on the other with thistles and foliage emerging from a red cloud scroll. Below there is a border of narrow rectangular narrow petals. The top of the handle, the sides of the spout, and the shoulder are decorated with a band of floral scroll (tako karakusa). The edge of the spout is gilt. The lid is decorated with karakusa scroll between narrow blue lines, and the top of the knob is blue. Two firing spurs on the flat, glazed base of the pot.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Miss Irene Finch

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Arita ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1998-10-12) by Finch, Irene, Miss


18th Century, Late
Circa 1770 - 1800


The pot may be for tea or wine

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red and pale red, violet, and green) gold
Pot Diameter 13.0 cm
Handle-spout Width 18.0 cm

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.38 & A-1998
Primary reference Number: 28736
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 January 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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