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Copper lustre teapot: C.1177 & A-1928

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Copper lustre teapot

Description

Red earthenware, thrown and moulded parts applied then dipped in copper (gold) lustre.

Teapot and lid entirely covered in copper-lustre. Pot with globular body and high rim rising towards the spout, curved spout and loop handle. The underside is flat and lustred, with a narrow foot-rim. The lid is flat with a central, flattened knob and a deep interior rim which sits into the pot.

Notes

History note: Bought with a matching milk jug from Smith in Wardour Street around 1899, for about £3, by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest, 1928

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.2 cm
Width: 20.5 cm

Relative size of this object

20.5 cm13.2 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Second quarter of 19th century
Circa 1830 - Circa 1840

Components of the work

Decoration composed of lustre ( pink (gold))

Materials used in production

Red earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Thrown earthenware with moulded parts applied, dipped in lustre.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1177 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 71460
Old object number: 1067
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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