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Coffee pot: C.463 & A-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire factory

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Description

Red dry-bodied stoneware with moulded handle and spout, and mould-applied sprigging

Red dry-bodied stoneware, the body thrown, with applied moulded handle and spout, and mould applied sprigging. The pot is pear-shaped with a long curved spout moulded with wicker pattern and foliage, and a loop handle. One side is decorated with a mould-applied figure of Britannia with lion and Union Jack shield, on which is the number '45'; on the other side there is a grotesque Chinese figure seated under a parasol. Above both figures there is a flying bird, and below a festoon of mould applied stylized flowers and scrollwork. The domed cover is decorated with a similar bird and flowers, and has an acorn-shaped knob.

Notes

History note: Aked, Green Street, Leicester Square, London from whom bought for £3.10.0. about 1898 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.7 cm
Width: 20.3 cm

Relative size of this object

20.3 cm21.7 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Circa 1763 CE - 1765 CE

Note

The '45' on the relief of Britannia refers to issue no. 45 of Wilkes' journal, The North Briton, in which he criticized the King's speech at the opening of Parliament on 23 April 1763.

School or Style

Rococo

Materials used in production

Red dry-bodied stoneware

Techniques used in production

Moulding

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 45
  • Location: On shield
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.463 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75191
Old object number: 980
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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