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Teapot: C.3091 & A-1928

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: West Pans Porcelain Manufactory
Potter: Littler, William




Soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, painted in underglaze blue and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, moulded, and painted in underglaze blue, and gilt. The circular teapot is of double-ogee shape, with curved spout and simple loop handle; it stands on a ground footring, and is surmounted by a domed cover with lobed ovoid knop. The sides are moulded with two cartouches, bordered with floral garlands tied with two ribbon bows, the panels in reserve against a ground of runny underglaze dark blue, with traces of cold gilding.


History note: Mr Stoner, London, from whom bought, together with two teabowls, C.3092A & B-1928, for £19 on 11 October, 1918, by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.5 cm
Length: 23.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • West Pans ⪼ East Lothian ⪼ Scotland

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th Century, third quarter#
George III
Circa 1764 CE - 1777 CE


The West Pans porcelain factory was founded in 1764 by William Littler who had earlier been the director of the Longton Hall porcelain factory which closed in 1760.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, painted underglaze in blue, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3091 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 38195
Old object number: 4498
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 17 October 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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