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Teapot: C.224 & A-1918

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, painted with geometrical patterns in underglaze in blue, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, painted in underglaze blue, and gilt. The circular teapot has steep ogival sides, spirally fluted with 24 sections, on a low footring. It has a ribbed scrolled handle, and fluted spout. The low domed cover with fluted conical knob. The teapot is painted with a band of diamonds with central dots, linked by stylised leaves in underglaze blue and gilding, and with three flower sprigs on each side. The cover is decorated en suite.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.5 cm
Length: 24.2 cm

Relative size of this object

24.2 cm17.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918-08-28) by Griffin, Ralph, MA, FSA

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1785 - 1792

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue ( blue) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: 'Flight' in script, and small open crescent

  • Text: Flight
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Underglaze in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.224 & A-1918
Primary reference Number: 33002
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 November 2016 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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