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Teapot: C.607 & A-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




White salt-glazed stoneware decorated with a green ground and two reserves painted in enamels respectively with a vase of flowers and a basket of flowers in Oriental style

White stoneware, moulded, salt-glazed, and painted in blue, green, yellow, dull red, and dark puce enamels. The hexagonal pot has bowed side and a curved spout moulded in relief with overlapping veined leaves. The loop handle is reeded and has a kick at its lower end. The wall behind the spout is pierced by six holes to emit the tea. The hexagonal, slightly convex cover is moulded to match. It has a central ventilation hole (blocked by glaze), and a handle formed by a twisted stem. The pot is decorated with a green ground except for the base. On each side there is a roughly oval reserve with a dark puce border, enclosing on one side a vase of flowers, and on the other, a basket of flowers in Oriental style. On the cover there are two small shaped oblong reserves with puce borders, one enclosing a yellow flower and two leaves, and the other a pink flower and two leaves.


History note: Private collector in Royston; sold for £10 to Stanley Woolston, Cambridge; bought from him on 15 October 1919 for £17 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.3 cm
Length: 17 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter#
George II or George III
Circa 1755 - 1765

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

White stoneware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: almost square white paper stick-on label with cut corners and

  • Text: illegible
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in faded black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.607 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75629
Old object number: 4116
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 14 February 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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