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Camel Teapot: C.572 & A-1928

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Titles

Camel Teapot

Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)

Description

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.

Notes

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

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.5 cm
Length: 18.1 cm

Relative size of this object

18.1 cm15.5 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 1750 CE - 1755 CE

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Slip casting : White salt-glazed stoneware, slip cast
Salt-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.572 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75552
Old object number: 2446
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 December 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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