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Tee Total: C.964-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Tee Total


Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




White lead-glazed earthenware painted in enamels.

White earthenware, moulded in separate parts, assembled, lead-glazed, and painted in enamels. The figures are supported on a rectangular four-footed base with an almond shaped panel on the front bearing the words 'TEE/TOTAL'. A man and a woman with a baby on her lap are seated respectively on the viewer's right and left sides of a low table, on which is a teapot, two cups, a saucer, a bowl with a spoon in it, and a pile of muffins on a plate. The man holds his right hand to his forehead.


History note: Captain Reynolds collection; sold to Messrs Gill & Reigate; sold to Mr Stoner (probably George) from whom purchased in 1910 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.6 cm
Length: 16.5 cm

Relative size of this object

16.5 cm19.6 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Second quarter of 19th century
George IV
William IV
Production date: circa AD 1830

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: TEE TOTAL
  • Location: On front of base
  • Method of creation: Impressed and painted in black enamel
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.964-1928
Primary reference Number: 76464
Old object number: 3201
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 20 September 2017 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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