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Teapot: C.135 & A-1932

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain teapot amd cover, decorated with a Japan pattern in imitation of Imari porcelain underglaze in blue, onglaze in red, blue and green enamels, and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain teapot and cover, decorated underglaze in blue, onglaze in red, blue and green enamels, and gilt. Globular shape with curved spout and loop handle, the shallow domed cover with an open flower knob. Decorated with a Japan pattern in imitation of Imari porcelain, comprising scrolling chrysanthemum sprays, divided by four underglaze blue panels reserved with circular floral medallions and gilt foliate scrolls; a blue and white floral meander border below; gilt-edged rims. The cover is decorated en suite. The floral knob has red-edged petals and a green centre.


History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 6 1/4 in
Length: 8.0 in

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


18th Century
George III
Circa 1765 - 1770

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red, blue and green) cobalt-blue gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: square seal mark

  • Method of creation: Underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: painter's mark

  • Method of creation: In red enamel
  • Type: Mark
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.135 & A-1932
Primary reference Number: 33955
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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