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Teapot: C.7 & A-1976

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified (Possibly)




Pearlware teapot and cover, part of a set with two cups and saucers, transfver-rpinted underglaze blue with landscapes and floral borders.

White earthenware transfer-printed under slightly blue-tinted glaze (pearlware). The pot has a globular body with a short cylindrical neck, straight sloping spout, and strap handle, and stands on a footring. The circular domed cover has flange which fits inside the neck of the pot, a ventilation hole in the top, and a ball-shaped knob. Both sides of the pot are decorated with the same transfer-print of a landscape in which on the right is a cottage beside two trees; in the middle, a pond in which two cows are standing; two people in the distance; another tree on the left; and distant hills. On the shoulder, and around the ecdge of the cover there is a floral border.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs F. R. Leavis

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.8 cm
Length: 15.3 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1976-04-22) by Leavis, F. R., Mrs


Early 19th Century
George III
Circa 1800 CE - 1810


On accession attributed doubtfully to Liverpool

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue)
Foot Diameter 6 cm

Materials used in production

bluish Lead-glaze
white Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: C.7 & A-1976
Primary reference Number: 75857
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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