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Teapot: C.3059 & A-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory




Glazed soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, moulded in relief with acanthus leaves.

Soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, moulded in relief. The globular teapot has a short, curved spout, and stands on four rudimentary feet. The body is moulded with four overlapping swirling acanthus leaves. The inset cover is similarly decorated, and is surmounted by a knob formed as two oak-leaves and acorns.


History note: Given by Colonel and Mrs W.d. Dickson at Christmas 1924 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.2 cm
Height: 4 in
Width: 14.8 cm
Width: 5 13/16 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th Century, Mid
George II
Triangle Period
Circa 1744 - 1749


The acanthus or 'strawberry leaf' pattern is known in the complete range of tea and coffee wares. It is found in the white, and also with Kakiemon-style decoration, and with scattered flowers and insects in the style of Meissen and Vicennes.

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Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Glazed soft-paste porcelain, moulded with acanthus leaves
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: triangle
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3059 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 74350
Old object number: 4485, vol. 27
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 17 October 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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