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Teapot: C.517 & A-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)

Description

White salt-glazed stoneware with impressed and mould-applied decoration

White stoneware, with impressed and mould-applied decoration, and salt-glaze. The teapot has a globular body supported by three lion's mask and paw feet. It has a cylindrical neck, a long curved spout moulded with scrolled stems, and a handle moulded in the from of a dragon. The circular cover has reeded sides, and an almost flat top with a replacement bird knob (possibly in place of a lion). The shoulder of the pot is decorated with small mould-applied reliefs of rosettes, leaves, and bunches of grapes. Below there is a continuous pattern of impressed vertical lines forming triangular and arched motifs.

Notes

History note: Imported from Holldand by Mr Staal, Brownlow St, Holborn, from whom bought for £4 on 17 November 1905 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 10 cm
Length: 16 cm

Relative size of this object

16 cm10 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

Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1740 - 1750

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze Pot Height 9 cm
Decoration Handle And Spout Reliefs

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.517 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75364
Old object number: 2547
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 22 February 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Teapot" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/75364 Accessed: 2022-08-15 05:42:42

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