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Teapot: C.66 & A-1918

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, painted onglaze with flowers in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain painted onglaze in red, yellow, green, pink and purple enamels, and gilt. The globular teapot has a curved spout and ribbed loop handle, supported on a low footring; the slightly domed cover is surmounted by an open flower knob with leaf terminals. Both sides are painted with a central bouquet of flowers surrounded by a smaller scattered sprigs. There is a puce flowerhead at the base of the spout, and a gilt star on the handle; the cover is decorated en suite, with a gilt line border.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.0 cm
Length: 18.0 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
George III
Circa 1765 - 1770

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, yellow, green, pink and purple) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain painted onglaze in red, yellow, green, pink and purple enamels and gilt

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.66 & A-1918
Primary reference Number: 32862
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 May 2012 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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