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Teapot: C.528 & A-1928

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Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery (Production)


White salt-glazed stoneware decorated with blue reliefs

Off-white stoneware, thrown, with mould applied reliefs coloured with cobalt oxide, with salt-glaze. The body is squat and globular, with a high curved spout. The loop handle is thicker at the top than the bottom, and has a kick. There are three paw feet, with human masks above. The circular lid has a small flange which fits inside the teapot, and has a ventilation hole and short finial. On each side of the pot there is a plant with three leaves flanked by two birds. Below each plant is a large leaf, and above is a smaller leaf and flower. On the lid is a large and small leaf, and a flower.


History note: Theodore Charbonnier, Lynmouth Art Gallery; from whom bought on 8 October 1912 for £7.7s by Dr Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge.

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Width: 8.5 cm

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/CE 1745

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Components of the work

Decoration: composed of cobalt ( colourant of reliefs) Surface: composed of salt-glaze With Lid: Height 10.5 cm
Lid: Height 2.6 cm Width 8.5 cm
Spout To Handle: Width 14.1 cm
Body: Feet: Reliefs:

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.528 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75426
Old object number: 3493
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 5 January 2022 Last processed: Friday 21 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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