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Teapot: C.571-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




White salt-glazed-stoneware teapot in the shape of a house

White stoneware slipcast with integral decoration in relief, and having an applied moulded spout and handle, and saltglaze. The body of the pot is in the form of a rectangular three-storied house with canted corners, and a sloping roof, with a rectangular opening at the top (the cover is missing). On one side there is a front door sheltering a man and woman, with a rampant lion and a fleur-de-lys in an archway above it, and a winged cherub's head above that. On either side of it there are three storeys of windows between columns. On the roof above is the Royal Arms. On the other side there is a standing man and a cartouche above the doorway, and a different Dutch coat-of-arms on the roof. The spout is in the form of an animal's neck and head with open mouth. The loop handle is in the form of a knobbly serpent with upturned tail at the bottom.


History note: Sotheby's, 17 December 1926, part of lot 36; bought for £3 by Hunt on behalf of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 11 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
George II
Circa 1745 CE - 1755 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze
Handle To Spout Length 16 cm
Body Width 7.5 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: white rectangular stick-on label with cut corners and dark blue line border

  • Text: 4980/White salt glaze/house teapot/the cover and /knob made up,/b. at [illegible]
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue-blackink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.571-1928
Primary reference Number: 75547
Old object number: 4980
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 12 March 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 17 October 2023

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

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