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Teapot: C.3148 & A-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Seth Pennington's Factory (Possibly)




Soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, moulded and painted in polychrome enamels in Chinese famille-rose export style.

Soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, moulded and painted in red, green, blue, purple and pink enamels. The ovoid teapot is moulded with palm trees springing from a border of stiff leaves at the base, with similarly moulded spout and loop handle. The domed, similarly moulded cover has a conical knob. It is painted on each side in Chinese famille-rose export style with a rose spray within a floral medallion, with a pink scale border round the neck.


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: 18.8 cm
Width: 20.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late#
George III
Circa 1795 CE - 1800 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, green, blue, purple 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, green, blue, purple and pink enamels
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3148 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 38041
Old object number: 3154, 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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