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Teapot: C.3147-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Factory: Seth Pennington's Factory (Possibly)

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Description

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.

Notes

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

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.0 cm
Width: 18.5 cm

Relative size of this object

18.5 cm11 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Second half of 18th century
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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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 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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