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Tea bowl: C.19-1928

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Perhaps Leeds Pottery (Production)
Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Production)


Cream-coloured-earthenware, lead-glazed and painted in greyish-blue, green, yellow, pinksh-purple, red, brown and black enamels. One side is decorated with a sailing boat with a man seated in the stern. The other side is painted in black with the name and date, "TEUNTJE DE JONG, 1817'. In the middle of the interior there is a red leaf or bud.


History note: Unknown before the donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs F. Leverton Harris

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 7 cm
Height: 4.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1928-08-19) by Harris, Frederick Leverton, Mrs


Early 19th Century
George III
Production date: dated AD 1817


This teabowl may have been made in Yorkshire, possibly at the Leeds Pottery, or in Staffordshire. It belongs to a class of pottery known as 'Dutch-decorated Creamware' because the enamlled decoration was applied in the Netherlands. The Dutch name Teuntje is a feminine form of the boy's name Teun, but it can be used for a boy. When it was accessioned in 1928 it was described as a 'Marriage Cup'.

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( greyish-blue, green, yellow, pinkish-purple, red, brown, and black)

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze Cream-coloured earthenware

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing Turning Throwing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: underlined

  • Text: TEUNTJE DE JONG/1817
  • Location: On exterior
  • Method of creation: Painted in black
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.19-1928
Primary reference Number: 72861
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 29 November 2016 Last processed: Sunday 24 October 2021

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

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