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Teapot: C.729 & A-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Wedgwood, Josiah (Factory)
Green, Guy (Printer)

Description

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.

Notes

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

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.4 cm
Length: 21.7 cm

Relative size of this object

21.7 cm14.4 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England
  • Liverpool ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

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

Note

Josiah Wedgwood, printed in Liverpool by Guy Green

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of printing colour ( black.) Body Spout

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Cream-coloured earthenware

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: and two curved lines impressed

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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.729 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 11708
Old object number: 1497
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 19 September 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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