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Chocolate pot: C.450 & A & B-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




Red dry-bodied stoneware. Pear shaped body with projecting lip, and reeded loop handle, the domed lid having a smaller second lid fitting into an opening in the top. On the base, an imitation Chinese seal mark


History note: Purchased in London

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th Century, third quarter#
George III
Production date: circa AD 1760

Components of the work

Handle-spout Width 15.3 cm

Materials used in production

Red dry-bodied stoneware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: imitation Chinese seal mark
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed with a seal
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.450 & A & B-1928
Primary reference Number: 75139
Old object number: 705
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 25 April 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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