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Tea caddy: C.1679-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Pottery: Redcliff Back Pottery (Probably)
Proprietor of pottery: Frank, Richard

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Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green, yellow, manganese-purple, and red with Chinese figures and plants

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on the visible surfaces, and painted in blue, green, yellow, manganese-purple, and a little red. Octagonal with protruding canted corners and flat top with a central cylindrical neck to take a cover, now missing. The top is decorated with Chinese style flowers.Two sides have a standing Chinese figure with plants and fences; and the short sides and canted corners have floral sprays and plants.

Notes

History note: Messrs Sargent and Fisher, 5B Palmer Street, Westminster, London, from whom bought for £2.10s. 0d. on 27 September 1909 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.3 cm
Length: 7.7 cm
Width: 5.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century, third quarter#
George III
Circa 1760 CE - Circa 1770 CE

School or Style

Chinoiserie

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, manganese-purple and a little red)
Visible Surfaces composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1679-1928
Primary reference Number: 72436
Old object number: 3061
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 11 August 2017 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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