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Teapot: C.573 & A-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unidentified Staffordshire factory

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Description

White stoneware, slip cast, and salt-glazed

Slip-cast white salt-glazed stoneware teapot in the form of a crouching camel , and cover with lion knob

White salt-glazed stoneware, slip-caste with integral relief decoration, applied moulded handle, spout and knob. The oval lower part of the body has the hind legs of the camel outlined in relief on either side of the twice notched loop handle, and its tall upright spout has an open-mouthed camel's head at the end. The upper part of the body is in the form of a hexagonal container resting on the camel's back. The hexagonal cover has a recumbent lion knob. On one side of the lower part, a man in eighteenth-century costume holding his hat under his arm, is walking beside a Turk or Arab who holds a coiling rope leading to the camel's neck spout. On the other side there is a girth holding on the container above, flanked by scrolls. The upper part has panels decorated with a man and woman drinking at a table; the fable of the fox and the crow; a man bowing to a Chinese man holding a parrot; a bird above a tree, and other plants. The top of the cover is decorated with curving stems radiating from the lion knob.

Notes

History note: Mr Stoner, London, from whom bought for £22 on 19 May 1913 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.3 cm

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 - 1755 CE

Note

This pot is very light for its size because of the thin walls of its slip-cast body. A similar pot in the British Museum has a knob in the shape of a recumbent camel.

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze
Body
Spout, Knob

Materials used in production

Stoneware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label with two upper corners cut, and border of two red lines except for the lower edge

  • Text: No. 3658/White salt-glaze/teapot & cover/of the camel type/with sharply/moulded decorati-on./b. in London/May 19 1913
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.573 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75554
Old object number: 3658
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 April 2022 Last processed: Monday 26 September 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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