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Teapot lid: C.4.69-1964

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Yixing pottery




Red dry-bodied stoneware. The lid is in the shape of an eight-petalled flower head with a circular gadrooned knob. The short flange on the underside is of octofoil shape.


History note: Found in Tooley Street, London by G.F. Lawrence of Wandsworth by whom given to Bernard Rackham (1876-1964)

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Bernard Rackham

Place(s) associated

  • Yixing ⪼ Jiangsu Province ⪼ China

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1964-03-12) by Rackham, Bernard


18th century
1700 - 1800

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white papter stick-on label with serrated edge

  • Text: 177
  • Location: On underside
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: ?af /Tooley
  • Location: On underside partly under the circular label
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4.69-1964
Primary reference Number: 74905
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 27 February 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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