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Tea caddy: C.21-1996

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Pottery: Unidentified Bristol pottery (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with a gentleman and flowering sprays on each side.

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed bluish-white and painted in blue. Of elongated octagonal form with a flat top and a short cylindrical neck to take a cover, now missing. The top is decorated with two winged putto's heads and serrated edged leaves reserved in a blue ground.The two long sides are decorated respectively with a European gentleman standing holding his hat, and a lady holding up her skirt. The two ends are decorated with a flowering spray, and the other four sides with serrated edged leaves reserved in a blue ground. T


History note: Mrs Muriel Elizabeth Webb, Saffron Walden, Essex by whom bequeathed to The Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs Muriel Elizabeth Webb

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.0 cm
Length: 9.0 cm
Width: 6.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1996-06-10) by Webb, M. E., Mrs


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


Probably made in Bristol

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Visible Surfaces composed of tin-glaze ( bluish-white)
Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( cobalt-blue)
Base composed of tin-glaze ( traces of)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.21-1996
Primary reference Number: 73139
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 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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