Skip to main content

Teapot: C.3091 & A-1928

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Maker(s)

Factory: West Pans Porcelain Manufactory
Potter: Littler, William

Entities

Categories

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 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.

Notes

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

Dating

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

Note

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

Rococo

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
Stable URI

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Teapot" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/38195 Accessed: 2024-04-16 18:17:23

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/38195 |title=Teapot |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-04-16 18:17:23|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-38195

More objects and works of art you might like

Teapot stand

Accession Number: C.58B-1918

Teapot stand

Accession Number: C.119-1932

Teapot

Accession Number: C.3 & A-1836

Teapot

Accession Number: C.77 & A-1918

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...