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Teapot: C.593 & A-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




White stoneware, slip-cast with vine sprays in relief, and touched with blue, before salt-glazing

White stoneware, the body slip-cast with integral relief decoration, with an applied moulded spout, and handle, painted with touches of cobalt-blue before salt-glazing. The pot has a bowl-shaped body with a convex shoulder, and stands on a low spreading foot. The curved spout has a shell at its lower end, a spray of scrolling foliage on its side and a mouth in the shape of a bird's head. There are three pouring holes behind its junction with the body. The rolled handle has two flat cuts on its top, and a small kick at the bottom. The body is decorated on each side with horizontal scrolling vine branches bearing leaves and fruit, and with a large oval leaf below the handle and the spout, and one on each side. A band of rouletted indentations runs round the junction of the body and shoulder, which is similarly decorated with vine. The foot is encircled by a wavy branch bearing small bunches of grapes. The cover is decorated with three oval leaves, smaller vine leaves and grapes, and has a circular ventilation hole. The knob is in the shape of a lion,


History note: A Wiltshire family; a gentleman of that family living 3 miles from Cambridge; Stanley Woolston, Cambridge from whom purchased for £13.10s. on 30 March 1915 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge.

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.5 cm
Length: 19.6 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1745 - 1755

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt oxide
Surface composed of salt-glaze
Cover Diameter 5.9 cm

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.593 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75603
Old object number: 3719
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 December 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

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

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