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Teapot: C.113 & A-1950

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




White stoneware, thrown, with applied moulded handle, spout, and knob, salt-glazed, and painted in dark green, pink, yellow, and black enamels; four holes pierced in wall of body behind spout;; ventilation hole piercd throuth cover

White salt-glazed stoneware painted in enamels with a dark green ground, scattered with black ermine or arrow motifs, and on each side, a large pink rose and five leaves

White stoneware, thrown, with applied moulded handle, spout, and knob, salt-glazed, and painted in dark green, pale yelllow, pink, and black enamels. The globular pot has a crabstock handle and spout, with four holes behind it, and an almost flat circular cover with a bent crabstock twig forming the knob. The body, including the base, is covered with a dark geen ground closely scattered with black ermine marks or arrow heads. On each side reserved in this is a horizontal stalk bearing a large pink rose flanked by two leaves and three leaves, all painted in yellow, pink, and green with black outlines and veins. The cover is decorated to match with a pink bud and one leaf. The handle and spout are dark green with black striations.


History note: Unknown before Mrs Francis Louisa Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs F.L. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.3 cm
Length: 15.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1950-09) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


Third quarter of 18th century
George II or George III
Circa 1755 - 1765

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( dark green, pale yellow, pink, and black)
Surface composed of salt-glaze
Handle, Spout, Knob

Materials used in production

White stoneware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.113 & A-1950
Primary reference Number: 71390
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 8 February 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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

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