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Teapot: C.3147-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Seth Pennington's Factory (Possibly)




Soft-paste porcelain teapot, moulded and painted in polychrome enamels with floral decoration.

Soft-paste porcelain teapot, moulded, and painted in red, yellow, green, and pink enamels. The sides of the ovoid teapot are moulded with palm trees, which spring from a stiff leaf border, with a curved moulded spout and loop handle. It is painted with six flower sprays below a red rococo scroll and florette border, the stiff leaves round the base edged and veined in naturalistic colours.


History note: From the Merton Thoms Collection, sold Christie's, 11th February 1910, part of lot 187, bought by S. Fenton, £5 15s 6d

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.0 cm
Width: 18.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th Century, second half#
George III
Circa 1770 CE - 1775 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, yellow, green, and pink)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, and painted in red, yellow, green, and pink enamels
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3147-1928
Primary reference Number: 38016
Old object number: 3156, vol. 10
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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