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Teapot: C.8 & A-1958

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, painted with flowers in onglaze enamel colours reserved against a pale yellow ground, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, painted with onglaze enamel colours reserved against a pale yellow ground, and gilt. The globular teapot has a curved spout and ribbed loop handle, supported on a low footring. The slightly domed cover has an open flower knob with two leaf terminals. Each side is painted in red, green, purple and 'dry-blue', with a large bouquet surrounded by smaller scattered flower sprigs, on a yellow ground; the handle and spout with purple trefoils above gilt scrollwork; the neck with a gilt wavy line between two gilt bands. The cover is decorated en suite, with naturalistically coloured flower knob.

Legal notes

Given by Miss E.M. Furlonge

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.5 cm
Length: 19.0 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1958) by Furlonge, E. M.


Mid-18th Century
George III
Circa 1765 - 1770

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, green, purple and 'dry-blue') gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, painted with onglaze enamel colours reserved against a pale yellow ground, and gilt

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8 & A-1958
Primary reference Number: 36858
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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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