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Coffee pot: C.462 & A-1928

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Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Production)


Red dry-boded stoneware with mould applied sprigs

Red-dry-bodied stoneware, thrown and turned, with applied moulded handle and spout, decorated with mould-applied sprigs. The pear-shaped pot stands on a circular base. It has a fluted upward curving spout and a foliated loop handle with an upward kick at the lower end. The circular cover is slightly domed in the middle and has a sloping border and a flange which fits inside the neck of the pot. The finial is cone-shaped with a ventilation hole in the centre. The sides have two spaced turned horizontal bands, and are decorated over them with formal arrangements of scrolls and stylized flowers and foliage. The cover has a wreath of scrolls and foliage around the knob.


History note: A woman living in Devonshire Street, Cambridge (near the Railway Station) who sold it for 27s. 6d. to Stanley Woolston, jnr of Hyde Park Corner, at the corner of Lensfield and Hills Road, Cambridge on Aug 5, 1913, for £2.5.

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Third quarter of 18th century
Circa 1760 CE - 1770 CE

Components of the work

Base Diameter 8.2 cm
Body Decoration Handle And Spout

Materials used in production

Red dry-bodied stoneware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectgangular white paper stick-on label with black line round three sides

  • Text: No 37691/Small coffee/pot of red/stoneware/b. in Cambridge/ Aug 5 1913
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.462 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75188
Old object number: 3691
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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