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Silver lustre tea kettle: C.1171 & A-1928

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Silver lustre tea kettle

Description

Red earthenware, thrown and moulded and dipped in silver (platinum) lustre.

Tea kettle and lid entirely covered in silver lustre. The pot has a depressed globular body, high foot with a wavy rim, curved spout and a scroll handle with straight bobbin hand-piece across the top. The cover is domed, with a central, flattened knob and a deep interior rim which sits into the pot. The underside is recessed and lustred.

Notes

History note: Bought from Mr. S. J. Freeman at Cambridge, about 1900, by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge. Mr Freeman had purchased it in the neighbourhood.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest, 1928

Measurements and weight

Height: 23 cm
Width: 26 cm

Relative size of this object

26 cm23 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

First half of 19th Century
Circa 1820 - 1840 1840

Components of the work

Cedoration: composed of lustre ( silver (platinum)) Body: Decoration: Foot: Handle: Spout:

Materials used in production

Red earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1171 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 71450
Old object number: 1407
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Tea kettle and cover" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/71450 Accessed: 2021-12-01 06:49:47

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