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Teapot: C.37 & A-1997

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Creil or Montereau (Possibly)
Production: Creil or Montereau (Possibly)




Yellow-glazed earthenware transfer-printed in black

Yellow-glazed cream earthenware transfer-printed onglaze in black. The teapot stands on a footring, and has a globular body with a tall, slightly everted gallery, gently curved spout, and loop handle. The domed cover is pierced by a steam hole, and has a flat button-shaped finial. Under its rim there is a flange which rests on a ledge inside the gallery of the teapot. Both sides of the pot are decorated with the same rural scene featuring two peasant women standing on a bank, and a man with a girl mounted behind him on horseback. The inside and outside of the gallery are decorated with a floral border below a row of adjacent circles. The back of the handle is decorated with a spray of flowers, and there is an arrangement of flowers at the bottom of the spout, and two sprigs at the top. The cover is decorated wth groups of flowers and a row of adjacent circles, and there is a flower on the finial.


History note: Uncertain, but possibly the mother of the donor, G.H.W. Rylands, Litt D., CBE, CH, King's College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Given by G.H.W. Rylands in memory of his mother, Betha Wolferstan Rylands

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.6 cm
Length: 18.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Seine et Marne ⪼ Oise ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997-07-14) by Rylands, G.H.W.


Circa 1820 CE - 1830 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( black)

Materials used in production

white Earthenware
yellow Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing : Earthenware with yellow lead-glaze, transfer-printed in black

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.37 & A-1997
Primary reference Number: 74696
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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