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Teapot: C.1 & A-1985

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Potter: Godfrey, Ian




Buff stoneware, thrown, decorated with impressed, carved, and applied ornament, and partially covered with matt greyish-buff glaze

Buff stoneware, thrown, decorated with impressed, carved, and applied ornament, and partially covered with matt greyish-buff glaze. Globular body with narrow shoulder and short neck, facetted upward sloping spout, strap handle, two smaller strap handles, and flower-shaped foot the base of which is unglazed. The circular cover has eight scallops round the edge, and a cube-shaped knob. The body is decorated round the foot with a border of impressed circles of two sizes.The edge of the shoulder is decorated with carved overlapping scales, and there are five scales below the spout, and a scale and a stud on both sides of the body. On both sides of the shoulder there are two applied birds with a stud between them, and on the cover, four birds beak to tail, with four studs on the top within them, and four smaller ones on the corners of the knob.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Zoë Ellison

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1985-01-25) by Ellison, Zoë, Mrs


20th Century, third quarter#
Elizabeth II
Production date: circa AD 1971

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

Components of the work

Decoration composed of glaze ( grey)
Handle-spout Width 18 cm

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 212
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1 & A-1985
Primary reference Number: 71108
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Sunday 21 November 2021 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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