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Teapot: C.74 & A-1997

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Sewell, Joseph (Uncertain)
Production: Sewell & Donkin (Uncertain)




Yellow-glazed earthenware teapot and cover, bat-printed onglaze in brownish-red on both sides with a couple taking tea out-of-doors. Red enamel bands round the rim, shoulder and foot.

Teapot and cover. Yellow-glazed earthenware, bat-printed onglaze in brownish-red and painted in brownish-red enamel. Globular body with projecting footring, flared cap, loop handle rising from the cape, and curved spout with a metal mount. There are six holes in the body behind the spout. Circular cover, rising very slightly in the centre where there is a cone-shaped knob. A hole is pierced near to the knob. The pot is decorated on both sides with the same print of a couple taking tea out-of-doors. They sit on a settee with a circular tea table in front of them, accompanied by a small dog who sits expectantly on the right. Behind them is a tree, and on the right, part of a balustrade and some plants. On the left, a servant stands pouring water from a kettle into a teapot. The inside of the cape is printed with a cottage in a landscape. There are bands of brownish-red enamel round the footring, the shoulder and the rim. On each side of the spout there is a stylised twig, and on its underside, a vertical row of graduated dashes. On the back of the handle there is a spot, an anthemion, and a long vertical stroke. The cover is printed with the same cottage in a landscape, and with another larger and different cottage in a landscape. There are brownish-red bands round the edge, and the knob, and a wider band on the top of the knob.

Legal notes

Given by G.H.W. Rylands in memory of his mother, Bethaq Wolferstan Rylands

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.7 cm
Length: 21.8 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • St Anthony's Pottery ⪼ Newcastle-upon-Tyne ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997) by Rylands, G.H.W.


Early 19th Century
Circa 1815 CE - 1825 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( red)
Banding composed of enamel ( red)

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Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: or 'M'

  • Text: W
  • Location: In base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: on a tie-on label

  • Text: St. Anthony's Pottery, Newcastle. c 1815 Some damage/£195/19.11HS9MD
  • Method of creation: In black biro
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.74 & A-1997
Primary reference Number: 75955
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 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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