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Teapot: C.574 & A-1928

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)

Description

White salt-glazed stoneware, slip-cast

White salt-glazed stonware, slip-cast in a form resembling a seated duck or dragon, supported on an oval foot with gadrooned sides. The spout is in the form of the creature's neck and head with open mouth, and the lower end of the double notched roll handle rests on its tail which is decorated on one side with a shell motif. Both sides are decorated with wings in relief, and below them on one there is a man with a gun, and on the other, a woman holding a plant. On either side of the lower part of the spout there is a mask, and the spaces on the sides are filled by scrolls and grotesque creatures. The domed oval cover has a vase-shaped knob surrounded by gadrooning, and a brder of beading.

Notes

History note: Mrs Meredith, Little Massingham Manor, Massingham, Norfolk; sold Christie's, 6 May 1919, lot 26; purchased for £25 guineas by Mr Stoner on Dr Glaisher's behalf, who paid him £30.10s.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.9 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 1750 - 1760

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze Body

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Salt-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.574 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75557
Old object number: 4644
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 21 January 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 22 February 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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