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Coffee pot: C.600 & A-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




White stoneware, the body thrown, with applied handle, spout, and knob on the cover, salt-glazed and painted in blue, turquoise, green, red, mauve, and black enamels

White salt-glazed stoneware painted in polychrome enamels with Chinese figures among flowering plants and rocks in imitation of Chinese 'famille rose' porcelain

White salt-glazed stoneware painted in blue, turquoise, green, red, mauve, and black enamels. The truncated conical pot has a flat loop handle with a kick at its lower end, a tall curved spout terminating in a monster's head, and a shallow domed cover with an acorn-shaped knob. On one side there is an elegant Chinese woman holding a flower standing beside a fence, and on the other a seated Chinese man holding a red parasol, and a standing woman, flanked by flowering plants growing from the ground and from tall stylized rocks. Round the top of the pot there is a border of turquoise Chinese trellis diaper broken by panels of flowers. Both sides of the spout are decorated with a long spray of small red leaves. The cover is decorated with a spray of flowers, and a border matching that on the pot.


History note: M. F. Greenwood & Sons, 24 Stonegate, York from whom purcjhased for £40 on 5 April 1924 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Third quarter of 18th century
Circa 1755 - 1765


Enamelled decoration began in North Staffordshire around 1750.

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, turquoise, green, red, mauve, and black enamels)
Surface composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

off-white Stoneware

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.600 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75616
Old object number: 4373
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 September 2021 Last processed: Monday 5 June 2023

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

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