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Teapot: C.258 & A-1934

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Current Location: In storage


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Teapot and cover, porcelain painted underglaze in blue with iron-red enamel, and gilding with a song-bird and flowering prunus.

Teapot and cover. Hard-paste porcelain painted underglaze in blue with iron-red enamel, and gilding. The squat, pear-shaped body divided into fourteen lobes separated by single vertical lines in iron-red and painted on either side with a scene of a song-bird perched in the branches of a flowering prunus tree, in underglaze blue with details picked out in gilding The loop handle and upright spout are attached by a detachable metal chain to the globular knop at the centre of the cover, thus holding it in place on the teapot. The cover is lobed to match the teapot and decorated with two sprays of peony in underglaze blue.


History note: The Brangwyn Collecton

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 16.2 cm
Height: 11 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1934-09-20) by Brangwyn, Frank


Qing Dynasty
Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
Circa 1662 CE - Circa 1722 CE

School or Style

Chinese Imari

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel gold

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.258 & A-1934
Primary reference Number: 73742
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 17 December 2018 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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