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Teapot: C.613 & A-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Possibily Wedgwood, Aaron (Factory)


White stoneware coated with a dip containing cobalt, and salt-glazed

White salt-glazed stoneware, the body thrown and turned, with applied moulded handle and spout, coated on the exterior with a dip containing cobalt, and salt-glazed. The underside is partially unglazed and has five stilt marks. The pot has a globular body standing on a circular disk base, a crabstock handle with two flattened areas on the top, and a slightly curved upward tilting spout, behind which the body is pierced by four holes. The flat circular cover has a ball-shaped knob with a central hole. A splodge of the blue dip has fallen inside the pot.


History note: Puttick and Simpson, London, 17 January 1919, part of lot 101; bought by Mr Stoner on behalf of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.5 cm
Length: 21.3 cm

Relative size of this object

21.3 cm11.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Brownhills ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Third quarter of 18th century
George II
Circa 1750 CE - Circa 1765 CE

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Components of the work

Surface composed of dip ( blue) salt-glaze Body Exterior

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Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label with black line border, collection name printed in black, the number hand-written in black

  • Text: J.W. GLAISHER.COLLECTION encircling 3910
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black and hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.613 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75643
Old object number: 3910
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 19 April 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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

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