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Teapot: C.122 & A-1932

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, painted underglaze in blue, onglaze with flowers in red, green and blue enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, painted underglaze in blue, onglaze in red, green and blue enamels, and gilt. The globular teapot has sides moulded with sixteen concave flutes, fluted curved spout and double entwined loop handle with foliate terminal. The domed cover is surmounted by a flower and leaf knob. The teapot is painted with four upright panels of flowering prunus and chrysanthemum in Imari style, separated by four gros-bleu panels, each reserved with an iron-red mons and gilt with leaf sprays, a band of floral meander in underglaze blue round the foot. The cover is decorated en suite, with a naturalistically coloured flower knob.


History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.0 cm
Width: 21.0 cm

Relative size of this object

21 cm16 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


18th century
George III
Circa 1765 - 1775

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, green and blue) cobalt-blue gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, painted underglaze in blue, onglaze in red, green and blue enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: square seal mark

  • Location: On teapot
  • Method of creation: Underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: small rectangular label

  • Method of creation: In script
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.122 & A-1932
Primary reference Number: 33177
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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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