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Teapot & cover: C.513 & A-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery




White salt-glazed stoneware teapot with mould-applied reliefs representing the capture of Portobello, and Admiral Vernon.

Off-white stoneware, thrown and facetted, with rouletted, and mould-applied decoration, and salt-glaze. The teapot is small, with a short, high and curved hexagonal spout, and a tall looped handle. The body is facetted, with twelve panels above which is a horizontal border rouletted with a braid like pattern. The high-domed lid has a flange underneath. On top it has eight facets, a ventilation hole, and a tall cylindrical finial. The panels on the sides are decorated with a lion, a man, leaves, flowers, scrolling, and a crown.


History note: Sotheby’s, 2 November 1905, lot 117; purchased for £2 2s.0d. by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 8 cm
Width: 7.9 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
George II
Production date: circa AD 1740

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Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze
Lid Height 4.4 cm Width 5.2 cm
Spout To Handle Length 14 cm
Upper Border

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.513 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75356
Old object number: 2399
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 6 November 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

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

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