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Teapot: C.3 & A-1949

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Factory: Giuseppe Bartolucci
Factory: Casali and Caligari




Maiolica teapot and cover, painted in purple, green, and yellow with a vignette on each side of two buildings in a landscape, surrounded by birds, foliage, and insects.

Earthenware, tin-glazed overall except for the underside of the foot. Painted predominantly in manganese-purple, with touches of bluish-green and yellow.
Fluted waisted body with curved shoulders and low foot; loop handle with an upward curl at its lower end; curved, fluted spout, and stepped, fluted cover surmounted by a cone-shaped finial. The flat rim of the pot has two indentations to admit matching projections on the inner rim of the cover.
On each side there is a vignette of two buildings in a landscape. The rest of the body is decorated with sketchy foliage, scattered birds, butterflies, and other insects. The spout and handle are mottled in manganese and the rim of the pot and the edge of the foot are outlined in manganese. The cover is decorated with two buildings, four butterflies and foliage. The rim and finial are manganese and there are two concentric blue circles round the junction of the latter with the cover.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Lady St. John Hope

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.5 cm
Width: 22.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Pesaro ⪼ The Marches ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1949) by Lady St. John Hope


18th Century, Mid
Circa 1757 CE - 1762 CE


Accessioned as Savona. Probably made by Giuseppe Bartoloucci or Casali and Caligari. But Faenza has also been suggested. See Documentation

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( manganese-purple, with touches of bluish-green and yellow)
Foot Diameter 12.0 cm

Materials used in production

except for the underside of the foot Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, tin-glazed overall except for the underside of the foot. Painted predominantly in manganese-purple, with touches of bluish-green and yellow.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3 & A-1949
Primary reference Number: 74294
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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