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Lozenge-shaped teapot: C.591 & A-1928

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Titles

Lozenge-shaped teapot

Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery (Production)

Description

White stoneware, slip cast, with applied handle, spout, and knob, painted with touches of cobalty-oxide, and salt-glazed

White stoneware, slip-cast, and painted with cobalt-blue in outlines of the design on the sides and cover the before salt-glazing

White stoneware, slip-cast with integral intaglio and relief decoration, painted with cobalt and salt-glazed. The pot is lozenge-shaped and stands on a lozenge-shaped foot. The spout rises from a monster's open mouth on one angle. The handle is applied to the opposite angle. It has two notches on the top, and an upward kick at the lower end. The slightly domed, lozenge-shaped cover is surmounted by a lizard knob. In the middle of each side of the body there is a depressed panel enclosing a double shell motif in relief, surrounded by birds amid wavy stems of foliage and flowers in intaglio painted in blue. The spout, handle and lizard are left white.

Notes

History note: Sotheby's, 13 November1907, lot 65; bought for £11.5s.0d. by Mr Button on behalf of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 14 cm
Length: 16.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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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 1745 - Circa 1755 1755

Note

The effect of the blue decoration is comparable to 'scratch-blue' but the outlines were moulded integrally with the sides, not incised into them. A comparable teapot with a different spout is in the Schreiber Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum (see Documentation).

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of cobalt oxide Surface: composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Salt-glazing Slip-casting

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.591 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75594
Old objectnumber: 2731
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 6 October 2021 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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