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Teapot: C.2227 & A-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Giordano factory




Maiolica teapot and cover painted in green, yellow, and manganese with, on one side, a woman with trees and birds, and, on the other side, two buildings in a landscape.

Earthenware, tin-glazed off-white overall. Painted in green, which has tinted the glaze slightly, yellow, and manganese.
Ovoid, standing on a low footring, with double-twist handle, dividing at its base into spirals projecting on each side, curved spout, and domed cover with a narrow rim and a knob.
On one side a woman stands between trees with birds flying overhead; on the other, there are two buildings in a landscape with a man standing in the foreground on the left. On the spout there is a floral spray, and on the handle are horizontal lines. The cover is decorated with trees and fences and the knob has manganese lines radiating from a spot on the top. The base is marked in manganese with an orb with a 'G' below.


History note: Eastbourne, where purchased about 1898 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher.

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.5 cm
Width: 18.5 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Savona ⪼ Liguria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
Circa 1740 CE - 1770 CE

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( in green)

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Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: an orb, with G below

  • Text: G
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: In manganese
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2227 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 73265
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 14 February 2023

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

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