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Tea caddy: C.3112 & A-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Lowestoft Porcelain Factory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain tea caddy and cover, painted underglaze in blue with Chinese landscapes.

Soft-paste porcelain tea caddy and cover, moulded, and painted underglaze in blue. The octagonal caddy has flat shoulders and a cylindrical neck, is surmounted by a flat-topped cylindrical cover (A), and stands on a flat glazed base. The sides are moulded with alternate flower sprays and leaf and scroll-edged panels painted with Chinese landscapes, a scroll border round the foot, and a band of scrolls and florettes round the shoulders . The cover is decorated en suite.

Notes

History note: Bought from Mr Cunliffe, Hanway Street, Tottenham Court Road, on November 14th 1917, for 10gns.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.5 cm
Width: 6.5 cm

Relative size of this object

6.5 cm9.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Lowestoft ⪼ Suffolk ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Circa 1761 - 1764

School or Style

Rococo Chinoiserie

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1
  • Method of creation: In underglaze
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3112 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 38309
Old object number: 4517, vol. 27
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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