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Teapot from a Toy Tea Set: C.1554.1 & A-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Teapot from a Toy Tea Set


Pottery: Unidentified Liverpool pottery




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with landscapes

Buff earthenware tin-glazed and painted in blue. The pot has a bulbous body with a sloping spout and loop handle of oval section, and a slighly convex cover with a cone-shaped knob. The both sides are decorated with a landscape with a house, and trees beside a river or lake. Round the mouth there is a border of waves, the handle is horizontally striped and the spout is covered with indeterminate stripes and plants. The cover has a similar border.


History note: Mr Stewart Acton, 10a East Street, Brighton, from whom purchased as part of a tea set on 16 November 1923 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 5 cm
Height: 3.75 in

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England
  • Bristol ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th Century, Mid
George II
Circa 1750 CE - Circa 1760 CE


The teapot is part of a miniature tea set. See also C.1554.2-1928, C.1554.3-1928, C.1554.4 & A-1928,C.1554.5 & A-1928 and C.1554.6 & A-1928

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt)

Materials used in production

bluish-white and very shiny Tin-glaze
buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1554.1 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 72209
Old object number: 4259
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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