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Teapot: C.456 & A-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery




Red dry-boded stoneware with applied moulded relief decoration. The cylindrical pot has a small sloping spout, a rolled loop handle, and a slightly convex circular cover with a ball-shaped knob pierced by a ventilation hole. There are three holes in the wall behind the spout to emit the tea. One side is decorated with a bunch of five-petalled flowers with a leaf and flower on a stem extending upwards and on either side. On the other side is a landscape with three sheep grazing between two trees, and the sun overhead. The cover is decorated with three different applied scroll motifs.


History note: Bryan T Harland, 35 Park Hill Road, Croydon; Sotheby's, 12 October 1923, A fine collection of Ralph Wood, Whieldon and Astbury pottery, the property of Bryan T. Harland Esq., F.S.A., J.P., who is changing his residence, part of lot 37 with two Dutch teapot ;all bought for £7.7s. 0d. by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 11.9 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Circa 1760 - 1770

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Components of the work

Base Diameter 6 cm

Materials used in production

Red dry-bodied stoneware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick on label with cut corners and dark blue line border on all but the lowest side and corners

  • Text: 4294/Small cylindrical/red tone teapot/& cover, with applied/trees, cattle, flowers etc./b. at Puttick's/Oct 12, 1923/Harland sale
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.456 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75165
Old object number: 4294
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 26 April 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 14 February 2023

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

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