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Teapot: C.5.1 & A-1965

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, decorated underglaze in powder-blue, and with flowers onglaze in polychrome enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, decorated underglaze in powder-blue, onglaze in polychrome enamels and gilt. Globular with curved spout and loop handle; shallow domed with conical finial. Powder-blue ground reserved with two fan-shaped panels containing exotic birds amid leafy branches in iron-red, puce, yellow and green, and eight circular medallions containing moths and other insects, all edged by gilt lines and sprays of flowers and foliage; puce rococo scrolls on the spout and handle. The cover is decorated en suite with a gilt band round the edge; the knob is decorated with gilt arrowheads and dots.


History note: A. de la Perelle, Magnolia, Millbrook, Jersey

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Christobel Evelyn Fuller

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.7 cm
Length: 18.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1965-11-25) by Fuller, Christobel Evelyn


18th century
George III
Circa 1765 - 1770


See correspondence of 26th October, 1976 from Miss A. de la Perelle, Jersey relating to the history of the piece.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( iron-red, puce, yellow and green) powder-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: a label stuck on the base is inscribed

  • Text: A. de la Parelle, Magnolia, Millbrook, Jersey
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.5.1 & A-1965
Primary reference Number: 37020
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 November 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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