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Teapot: C.1 & A-1995

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Object information

Cream-coloured earthenware, painted in green, yellow, pale purple, reddish-brown, and black enamel-colours. The pot has a globular body with moulded overlapping leaf spout and reeded and leaf-moulded handle. The circular, slightly domed cover has a pierced globular knob. One side of the pot is decorated with a gentleman leaning on a post in a landscape with a building on the left; on the other side with two buildings in a landscape; and on the cover with one building between trees.

Probably from the collection of Sir Victor and Lady Gollancz; Sotheby's, 15 July 1975, Catalogue of Important English Pottery from the Well-Known Collection formed by the late Sir Victor and Lady Gollancz, p. 12, lot 41. Messrs A.F. Allbrook, Essex, from whommpurchased in April 1982 by the donors

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Legal notes

Given by Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

Acquisition and important dates

  • Method of acquisition: Given
  • Dates: 1995-01-23




The shape of this teapot is similar to examples marked Wedgwood. The pot illustrates the style of enamel paintingnfound on much early Wedgwood creamware. It is characteristic of enamelling associated with Robinson and Rhodes, a firm of decorators at Leeds to whom Wedgwood was sending creamware by 1763. In 1768 David Rhodes, moved to London to work at Wedgwood's premises in Great Newport Street, which a year later was transferred to a new decorating studio in Chelsea. This teapot was probably enamelled there, rather than earlier at the Leeds decorating workshop, because the gentleman resembles one on a teapot in Norwich Castle Museum, whch can be dated to 1774 because it bears the inscription 'Success to Sir Charles Holte Esq.', who was elected as MP for Warwickshire in the Parliamentary election in that year. Jasper Robinson continued to decorate at Leeds until 1779.

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England
  • London ⪼ England

Measurements and weight

  • Height: 13.6 cm
  • Length: 19.6 cm

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Subjects depicted

Components of the work

  • Decoration composed of enamels ( green, yellow, pale purple, reddish-brown, and black)
  • Parts

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Techniques used in production

Associated department: Applied Arts

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Identification numbers

  • Accession number: C.1 & A-1995
  • Primary reference Number: 11838
  • Old object number: 95
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Audit data

  • Created: Saturday 6 August 2011
  • Updated: Tuesday 2 February 2021
  • Last processed: Sunday 28 March 2021
  • Data source: Adlib

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