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Tea caddy: C.3110.2-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Lowestoft Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porclelain, moulded with decoration in relief, and painted underglaze in blue with Chinese river scenes, and borders

Soft-paste porcelain, moulded with decoration in relief, and painted underglaze in blue; base unevenly glazed except at the edges, where there is black speckling. Octagonal, with slightly sloping shoulders and short cylindrical neck. Four sides are relief-moulded with scroll-edged medallion, and four sides with chrysanthemum on a spray of foliage. Two of the medallions are painted wth circular Chinese river scenes, and two with smaller oval landscapes. The edge of the shoulder has a 'key and cell' border, and there are two narrow lines round the base.


History note: Merton Thoms Collection; sold Christie's, 11 Feburary, 1910, lot

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 9 cm
Height: 3½ in
Width: 7.2 cm
Width: 2 13/16 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter#
George III
Circa 1761 - 1764

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded with decoration in relief, and painted underglaze in blue
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3110.2-1928
Primary reference Number: 74388
Old object number: 3145
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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