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Tea caddy: C.564-1928

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Maker(s)

Probably Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery (Production)

Description

Greyish salt-glazed stoneware with moulded reliefs decorated in blue

Greyish-white stoneware, slab built, with integrally moulded reliefs, sponged or painted in cobalt-blue, and salt-glazed. The slabs are roughly made and the blue has been applied unevenly in a crude manner. The caddy is rectangular, and each side is decorated with a central white sun face, surrounded by blue v-shaped rays , and two blue downward pointing thin legs that resemble compass points. The blue rays are surrounded by three white stylised trees or flowers. Above is a blue winged cherub's head. In the corner of each panel is a blue shell. The top of the caddy has the same pattern as the sides, although the neck of the caddy takes the place of the central white face, and is coloured blue.

Notes

History note: Mr Sheldon, in Manchester, from whom bought in December 1925 for £12 by Dr Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.4 cm
Length: 9.5 cm
Width: 8.9 cm

Relative size of this object

9.5 cm13.4 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 1745 CE - 1760 CE

Note

The attribution of this caddy to Staffordshire is uncertain.

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze Decoration composed of cobalt-blue Body

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Salt-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.564-1928
Primary reference Number: 75536
Old object number: 4751
Old object number: 2043
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 January 2022 Last processed: Thursday 20 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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