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Teapot: C.596 & A-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




White salt-glazed stoneware with integral relief decoration of shells and foliage painted in polychrome enamels

White stoneware, slip-cast with integral relief decoration, applied moulded spout, and rolled handle, salt-glazed, and painted in blue, green, yellow, dark pink, and grey enamels. The pot has a four-lobed pear-shaped body, with a curved spout and loop handle with a kick at the lower end. The domed four-lobed cover has a conical knob. In the middle lobe on each side of the pot there are overlapping shells of decreasing size, one of which has a reclining man at the top. These are flanked by sprays of pink flowers, oak foliage with yellow acorns, and at the top by two small shells, above which is a band of grey Greek key motifs. The spout is has an oak spray on each side, The cover is decorated with four shells in relief with painted pink and yellow half-flowers and foliage between them, and has a blue border broken by four green rectangular motifs enclosing diamond shapes, two small pink flowers, and two larger yellow and pink half-flowers.


History note: Mr Freeman, Cambridge, from whom bought in 1902 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 14 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter#
George II
Circa 1755 - 1760

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, and dark pink)
Surface composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

White stoneware

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.596 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75606
Old object number: 1371
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 19 April 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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