Skip to main content

Teapot: C.4 & A & B-1997

An image of Teapot

Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Colours in this image

Alternative views

Object information

Maker(s)

Probably Worcester Porcelain Factory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain decorated with floral sprigs and scrolls in polychrome enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain teapot, cover and stand, painted in yellow, green, pink, purple, green, grey and black enamels, and gilt. The globular teapot has a slightly curved, upward tilting spout, loop handle, short vertical neck, and a footring. The domed cover (A) has a knob in the shape of a flower on a stalk with two leaves. The stand (B)is hexagonal with sloping fluted sides and lightly scalloped edge. The pieces are decorate en suite with floral sprigs and swags of black husks with grey 'shadow', and with gilt band and formal scrolls and leaf motifs. The knob is picked out in gold.

Notes

History note: Messrs Walter S. Beaton, Perth, from whom purchased in March 1972 by Sir Ivor Batchelor; Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

Legal notes

Given by Sir and Lady Ivor Batchelor

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997-01-20) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady

Dating

Second half of 18th century
George III
Circa 1770 CE - 1780 1780 CE

Note

Attributed to Chelsea-Derby period on accession but the shape of the handle and knob indicate that it is Worcester

School or Style

Neoclassical

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of enamels ( yellow, green, pink, purple, green, grey and black) gold Stand: Height 1.9 cm Width 15 cm
Teapot: Height 14.8 cm Length 19.4 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze presumed steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded and decorated with floral sprigs and scrolls i polychrome enamels and gilt

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4 & A & B-1997
Primary reference Number: 74792
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 14 October 2020 Last processed: Monday 29 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Teapot" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/74792 Accessed: 2021-11-29 15:06:20

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/74792|title=Teapot|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2021-11-29 15:06:20|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

<div class="text-center my-3"> <figure class="figure"> <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa38/large_C_4_20_26_20A_20_26_20B_1997_1_201010_adn21_dc2.jpg" alt="teapot" class="img-fluid" /> <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">teapot</figcaption> </figure> </div>

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Teapot stand

Accession Number: C.58B-1918

Teapot

Accession Number: C.3 & A-1836

Teapot stand

Accession Number: C.119-1932

Teapot stand

Accession Number: C.58A-1918

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...

University of Cambridge Museums logo
Arts Council England Logo
Research England logo
The Technology Partnership logo
Brewin Dolphin Logo