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Teapot: C.2 & A-1970

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Maker(s)

Spode (Factory)

Description

Bone china, moulded, glazed, painted with birds and flowers in polychrome enamels and gilt.

Bone china, painted underglaze in blue, and onglaze in pale blue, green, yellow, pink, red, pale brown, and grey enamels, and gilt. Small ovoid body with a curved shoulder, facetted spout and ear-shaped handle with a kick at the lower end. The circular cover has a globular knob. The body of the pot is decorated with panels of birds in landscapes reserved in a wide band of blue ground, with gold floral sprays between them. Below on each side there is an Oriental bird on the left of a rock, flowering plants and heaps of fruit in a tray. The shoulder is encircled by a continuous spray of narrow gold leaves and berries. The spout and the back of the handle are gold overall and there are gold bands round the foot, shoulder and mouth. The cover has two shaped panels of a bird in a landscape reserved in a blue ground with gold floral sprays between them. There is a gold band round the edge and the knob is gold overall.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Miss Jessie Holland

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Miss Jessie Holland

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 9.5 cm
Height: 8.5 cm
Length: 16.6 cm

Relative size of this object

16.6 cm8.5 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1970-04-30) by Holland, Jessie

Dating

Early 19th Century
Production date: circa AD 1820

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome) gold

Materials used in production

Glaze Bone china

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Bone china, painted in enamels, and gilt
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: SPODE 2384
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Factory mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2 & A-1970
Primary reference Number: 40632
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 12 June 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Teapot" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/40632 Accessed: 2022-07-07 15:45:33

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