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Teapot: C.123 & A-1932

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, painted in Imari style underglaze in blue, onglaze in iron-red, turquoise, pink and green enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, painted underglaze in blue, onglaze in iron-red, turquoise, pink and green enamels, and gilt. The teapot is of circular, globular shape, supported on a low footring, with ribbed loop handles, and curved spout. The domed cover is surmounted bya flower and leaf knob. The sides of the teapot are painted in Imari style with four vertical gros-bleu panels reserved with a red mons on a floral or diaper ground, alternating with four panels with a gros-bleu mons, on a ground painted with a flowering tree or trellis or trellis diaper; the underside of the spout has a pink florette, with a rococo motif on the handle; the cover is decorated en suite, with the flower knob coloured in pink and green.


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

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.5 cm
Width: 16.5 cm

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 1760 - 1770

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( iron-red, turquoise, pink and green) cobalt-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: open crescent

  • 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.123 & A-1932
Primary reference Number: 33844
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 21 October 2015 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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