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Camel Teapot: C.572 & A-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Camel Teapot


Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




White salt-glazed stoneware, slip cast in the form of a crouching camel

White salt-glazed stoneware, slip cast in the fom of a camel crouching on a shaped base, with on its back, a tall hexagornal erection secured by two girths. The camel's neck and head with open mouth forms the spout. The loop handle is formed of a flat scalloped band with impressed foliage and flowers. In the panels on the upper part there are Chinese figures and buildings. The domed hexagonal cover has raised lines between its panels, a narrow ribbed border, and a hexagonal slightly conical knob with waisted sides.


History note: J.W. Ford Collection, Enfield; sold Sotheby's, 25 June 1906, lot 51; bought by S.G. Fenton, for £12.10s. 0d, on behalf of Dr Glaisher, who paid him £13.15s. 0d.; Dr J.W. L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.5 cm
Length: 18.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
George II
Circa 1750 CE - 1755 CE

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Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Slip casting : White salt-glazed stoneware, slip cast

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.572 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75552
Old object number: 2446
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 December 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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