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Teapot: C.77 & A-1918

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory
England: Giles, James (Probably)




Soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, painted with a Japanese pattern in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, painted in orange, red, yellow, green, blue and pink enamels, and gilt. The globular teapot has a curved spout and ribbed loop handle, and a low footring. The slightly domed cover has a flower knob. The sides of the teapot are painted, probably in the atelier of James Giles, with a Japanese pattern, with four upright orange-ground panels with gilt trelliswork, each with a chrysanthemum head mons in reserve, separated by four flower sprays in famille-rose style. The handle and spout have a rococo motif in red. The cover is painted in en suite.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.0 cm
Length: 19.3 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England
  • London

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid-18th Century
George III
Circa 1765 - 1768

School or Style

Japanese Style

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.77 & A-1918
Primary reference Number: 32882
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 5 October 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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