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Teapot: C.4 & A & B-1997

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory (Probably)




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.


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


18th Century, second half#
George III
Circa 1770 CE - 1780 CE


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

School or Style


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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4 & A & B-1997
Primary reference Number: 74792
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 14 October 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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