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Teapot: C.9 & A-1967

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Maker(s)

Factory: Lowestoft Porcelain Factory

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Categories

Description

Soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, painted in polychrome enamels with an inscription and flower sprays.

Soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, painted in red, pink, purple, yellow, brown and green enamels. The globular teapot has a rounded loop handle and curved spout, and stands on a wedge-shaped footring. The domed cover is surmounted by a bun knob. It is painted on one side with a scroll-edged cartouche, inscribed in red 'WILLm. & ANN COBB/HARLESTON/1790', the reverse with floral sprays and sprigs below a scale diaper border. The cover is decorated en suite.

Notes

History note: Hotblack Collection; sold Sotheby's, 12th July 1945, lot 132 (£25); sold Sotheby's, 6th December, 1955 (£82).

Legal notes

Given by Mrs F. Recordon

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.5 cm
Width: 18.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lowestoft ⪼ Suffolk ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1967) by Recordon, F., Mrs

Dating

18th Century, Late
George III
Production date: circa AD 1790

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, pink, purple, yellow, brown and green)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, painted in red, pink, purple, yellow, brown and green enamels

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WILLm. & ANN COBB/HARLESTON/1790
  • Location: On the side
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in red

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.9 & A-1967
Primary reference Number: 38446
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 December 2012 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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