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Tea bowl: C.3092B-1928

Object information

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Factory: West Pans Porcelain Manufactory
Potter: Littler, William




Soft-paste porcelain teabowl, decorated underglaze in blue.

Soft-paste porcelain teabowl, moulded, and painted in blue underglaze. The circular tea bowl has curved sides, moulded with three oval panels edged with flower wreath tied with ribbon bows, on a ribbed ground, the ground covered in runny dark blue applied underglaze.


History note: Mr Stoner, London, from whom bought, together with another tea bowl C.3092A-1928 and a teapot C.3091 & A-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: 4.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • West Pans ⪼ 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 cup was attributed to Longton Hall on its acquisition by Dr Glaisher.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue ( the term 'Littler's blue' used in an earlier description was changed for 'dark blue applied underglaze' because Littler's blue' is usually applied to Staffordshire white salt-glazed stoneware and was produced by a different technique)
Rim Diameter 8.8 cm

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
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3092B-1928
Primary reference Number: 38198
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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