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Teapot: C.579 & A-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




White salt-glazed slip stoneware decorated in relief with a fox-hunting scene and a drinking scene; lion-shaped knob on the cover

Off-white stoneware, the body slip-cast with integral relief decoration, applied handle, spout , foot, and knob, and salt-glaze. The pear-shaped body has a gadrooned shoulder, a loop handle with a kick at the lower end, a curved spout with scrolled sides and monster's head mouth, and stands on a almond-shaped foot with sloping sides. The oval cover is domed and has a knob in the shape of a recumbent lion. The upper part of one side of the body is decorated with a hunting scene with several horsemen and hounds. The other side has a double headed eagle flanked by two rectangular windows with a winged head above each pair. Below these, on the left two women are drinking tea at a table approached from the viewer's right by a maid carying a cup, and on the right, two men are drinking at a table, approached from the viewer's left by a man holding a wine bottle. In the middle, below the eagle there is a fireplace with a pot on the hob. The lower part of the pot is decorated with slanting fluting. The cover has a bird amidst foliage on each side of the knob.


History note: Private owner; I. Bonfiglioli, 41 South Street, Eastbourne, from whom purchased for £5.10s. on 1 July 1925 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 13 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


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

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Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze
Body Height 9.5 cm Width 6 cm
Handle To Spout Length 15 cm
Spout, Handle, Knob

Materials used in production

creamy off-white Stoneware

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.579 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75567
Old object number: 4601
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 12 March 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

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

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