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Teapot: C.618 & A-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)




Red earthenware decorated with cream slip, and applied moulded reliefs, touched with cobalt-blue under lead-glaze.

Red earthenware decorated with cream slip, and applied moulded reliefs, touched with cobalt-blue under lead-glaze. The teapot has a bulbous body rising from a spreading foot with incorved sides, a curved spout, loop handle, and a very slightly conical cover with a turnip-shaped knob. There are cream slip bands round the spout and cover, and a dab on the top of the handle. On each side of the body there is an applied moulded relief of the Royal Arms with the motto DIE ET MON DIT (sic) on a ribbon, and a squirrel below. The cover is decorated with a squirrel, a bird, and a trefoil leaf.


History note: Sargent and Fisher, Palmer Street, Westminster, from whom purchased by Dr Glaisher on 4 December 1908 for £8.10s.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Fenton Low ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1740 CE - 1755 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip cobalt-blue
Handle To Spout Length 20 cm

Materials used in production

Red earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: DIE ET MON DIT
  • Location: On ribbon below the arms on both sides
  • Method of creation: Moulded and applied
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.618 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75652
Old object number: 3043
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 20 November 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

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

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