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Teapot: C.3091 & A-1928

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Maker(s)

Factory: West Pans Porcelain Manufactory
Potter: Littler, William

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Description

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 tw two cartouches, bordered with floral garlands tied with two ribbon bows, the panels in reserve against a ground of runny underglaze 'Littler's' blue, with traces of cold gilding.

Notes

History note: Mr Stoner, London, from whom bought, together with two teabowls, C.3092A & B-1928, fro £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
Width: 23.2 cm

Relative size of this object

23.2 cm15.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • West Pans ⪼ Scotland

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (192-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Circa 1764 CE - 1777 CE

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, and painted in underglaze 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: Friday 20 November 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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