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Teapot: C.729 & A-1928

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Object information

Pale cream-coloured earthenware (Queen's ware) printed onglaze in black with on one side, The Tea Party , and on the other, The Shepherd.

Pale cream-coloured earthenware (Queen's ware) printed onglaze in black. Globular with leaf-wrapped spout, double entwined handle with rounded foliate terminals and close-fitting circular cover surmounted by a flower finial. Decorated on one side with The Tea Party, on the other with The Shepherd, and on the cover with two floral sprays.

Purchased from the Misses Kingsland at Croydon in April 1903 for £2.5.0 (45/-); Dr J.W.L. Gaisher, FRS.

Named entities

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

  • Method of acquisition: Bequeathed
  • Dates: 1928


  • George III
  • Production date: circa CE 1780 : The pale cream coloured body suggests a date of about 1780.



Josiah Wedgwood, printed in Liverpool by Guy Green

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England
  • Liverpool ⪼ England

Measurements and weight

  • Height: 14.4 cm
  • Length: 21.7 cm

Agents depicted

Subjects depicted

Components of the work

Materials used in production

Techniques used in production

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: and two curved lines impressed

  • Text: Wedgwood
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

Associated department: Applied Arts

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

  • Accession number: C.729 & A-1928
  • Primary reference Number: 11708
  • Old object number: 1497
  • Stable URI

Audit data

  • Created: Saturday 6 August 2011
  • Updated: Saturday 19 September 2020
  • Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021
  • Data source: Adlib

Associated institutions

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