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Teapot: C.3140 & A-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, painted in polychrome enamels with floral sprays, and gilt

Soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, painted onglaze in iron-red, yellow, green, blue, purple and pink enamel, and gilt. The teapot is of globular shape, with curved spout and ribbed loop handle; the domed cover with flower and leaf finial. Each side is painted with a large floral spray, surrounded by four small sprigs; the handle and spout have stylised pink leaf and dot motifs; the cover has three flower sprigs, and the flower finial is coloured green and puce with green leaves. The rims of the spout, footring, shoudlers and lid are banded in gold..


History note: Purchased from Mr Sheldon of Manchester on 20th April, 1928 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher (see MS Catalogue, vol. 35, pp. 63 & 65, no. 5001)

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 18.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1770

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( iron-red, yellow, green, blue, purple and pink) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatite Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain decorated onglaze in iron-red, yellow, green, blue, purple and pink enamel, and gilt

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3140 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 33110
Old object number: 5001, vol.35
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 17 October 2023

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

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