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Teapot: C.612 & A-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




White salt-glazed stoneware painted in pink and green enamels with flowers and foliage reserved in a bright blue ground

White stoneware, thrown, with applied moulded handle, spout, and knob, salt-glazed and painted in bright green, and shades of pink enamel. reserved in a blue dip ground, which also covers the base.The pot has an ovoid body, with a crabstock handle and spout, and a circular cover with a horizontal flower-shaped knob, and a small ventilation hole. It has five holes pierced in the side behind the spout to emit the tea. Both sides of the body are painted with pink roses and other flowers and with green foliage, reserved in an uneven blue dip ground. The cover is painted to match with two small floral sprays.


History note: J.W. Ford Collection, Enfield; sold Sotheby’s , 25 June 25,1906; lot 66; purchased for £25 by Mr George Stoner, from whom bought for £29 on 11 July 1906 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge,.

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.4 cm
Length: 17.3 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Third quarter of 18th century
George II or George III
Circa 1750 CE - Circa 1760 CE


This pot resembles a group of salt-glazed stoneware known as Littler-Wedgwood blue ware which is partly or wholly covered with a blue dip containing cobalt before salt-glazing. But instead it appears to have been painted in blue enamel in which the floral decoration is reserved.

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, pink)
Surface composed of salt-glaze
Base Diameter 6.4 cm
Handle, Spout, Knob

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.612 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75641
Old object number: 2475
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 22 February 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 6 June 2023

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

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