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Teapot: C.580 & A-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




White salt-glazed teapot and cover with a rabbit knob

Off-white stoneware, slip-cast, and salt-glazed. The teapot stands on an octagonal base. The body is of rounded square shape with sloping sides, a stepped shoulder, and square neck. It has a faceted curved spout, and a roll handle with a kick at the lower end. The square slightly domed cover has a flange which fits inside the neck of the pot, and a knob in the shape of a crouching rabbit or hare. The lower part of the body of the pot is gadrooned. Above that, it is divided into four sections, each decorated with a wide band of plant motifs in relief with a man's bewigged head at each corner. The top of the cover is divided into four sections each decorated with tulips and other plants in relief. The rabbit knob is placed so that its head is facing in the direction of the spout, and in front of it is a ventilation hole


History note: Arthur Edward Clarke, Wisbech and Cambridge; sold Sotheby's, 18 June 1919, Well known and extensive collection of English pottery with some fine old English Furniture, lot 106; bought by Mr Stoner for £8 for Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze
Hole Length 17.2 cm

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Off-white stoneware, slip-cast, and salt-glazed

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label with cut corners

  • Text: erased
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.580 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75569
Old object number: 4058
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 November 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 17 October 2023

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

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