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Teapot: C.75A & B-1992

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Hamada, Shoji




Pale grey stoneware teapot and cover with grey glaze. Painted in iron brown and greyish blue. The teapot has an oval body with a straight, upward tilting spout and strap handle with a small loop at the top. The body is divided into three by two brown bands. The lower part is blue, the next is plain with a blue triangle and three brown leaves on each side, and the should is plain. The handle and end of the spout are brown.
The cover is circular, with a similar loop on the rim, and a depressed centre which fits inside the neck of the pot. The rim is brown


History note: Purchased by the donor's late husband, Robert Hill in 1935 or 1936, from the "Little Gallery" (Muriel Rose) Sloan Street, London.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs A. Priscilla Hill

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.5 cm
Length: 22 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1992) by Hill, Priscilla A., Mrs


20th century
1935 - 1936

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.75A & B-1992
Primary reference Number: 75985
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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