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Teapot: C.9 & A-1963

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Factory: Cockpit Hill Pottery
Engraver: Rothwell, Thomas




Creamware transfer-printed onglaze in greyish-black with 'The Haymakers' Return' and 'Coffee'.

Dark cream earthenware with lead glaze which does not extend over the base, except on one side, transfer-printed onglaze in greyish-black. Globular body with moulded facetted spout, and moulded ear-shaped handle with projecting thumb rest and a kick at the lower end. Circular, slightly convex cover with small urn-shaped knob, and a hole pierced beside it. Transfer-printed on one side with 'The Haymakers' Return' signed T. Rothwell Delin et. Sculp', and on the other 'Coffee', initialled 'T.R.S.' The cover is printed with a wide border of interlacing rococo scrolls.


History note: Uncertain before donor, Ms G.H. McKennel

Legal notes

Given by Mrs G.H. McKennel in memory of her husband the late Venerable W.R. McKennel.

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.0 cm
Length: 18.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1963-05-23) by McKennel, G. H., Mrs


18th Century, third quarter#
George III
Circa 1764 CE - 1780 CE


The print of 'Coffee' is after Johan Esais Nilson (1721-88), 'Coffe, The und Tobac Zierathen

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( greyish-black)

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Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: as part of the print

  • Text: T. Rothwell Delin et. Sculp
  • Location: Lower right side of 'The Haymakers' Return'
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: or 'T.A.S.' in script letters, as part of the print

  • Text: T.R.S.
  • Location: Lower left side of 'Coffee'
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.9 & A-1963
Primary reference Number: 76323
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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