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Teapot: C.2 & A-1918

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, painted underglaze with blue Chinese decoration.

Soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, with moulded relief decoration, and painted underglaze in blue. The globular teapot is moulded with two rococo scroll-edged panels reserved on a pleated ground, with simple loop handle and facetted curved spout. The domed cover is moulded with ribs, and surmounted by a conical finial. The teapot is painted on one side with a figure fishing below a willow tree, the reverse with a figure fishing from a sampan, and a pagoda on an island. The shoulders, spout and handle are painted with trailing flower flower sprays, an insect below the spout. The mis-matched cover has a lambrequin border.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 13 cm
Width: 16 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918) by Griffin, Ralph, MA, FSA


Mid-18th Century
George II
Circa 1755 - 1760

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2 & A-1918
Primary reference Number: 32847
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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