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Tea Bowl and Saucer from a Toy Tea Set: C.1554.6 & A-1928

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Tea Bowl and Saucer from a Toy Tea Set


Unidentified Liverpool pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed bluish-white and painted in blue. The tea bowl has deep curved sides and a very slightly everted rim. The saucer has curved sides and stands on a footring. Both pieces are decorated with a landscape with a house, rocks, and trees beside a river or lake.


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

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


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


The landscapes are typical of Liverpool delftware

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt) Saucer Diameter 10 cm Height 2 cm
Tea Bowl Diameter 5.5 cm Height 2.8 cm

Materials used in production

bluish-white Tin-glaze buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed and painted in blue high-temperature colour

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1554.6 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 72214
Old object number: 4259
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 11 August 2017 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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