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Double Tea Caddy: C.1240-1928

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Double Tea Caddy


Possibly Unidentified Nottingham pottery (Pottery)
Possibly Unidentified Crich pottery (Pottery)


Lustrous brown salt-glazed stoneware. Two rectangular caddies attached by one of the narrow sides, each having a short cylindrical neck. The decoration is integrally moulded in relief on the long sides with a mermaid with a comb and mirror beside a spray of flowers, repeated four times, and on the narrow ends there is impressed trellis-diaper pattern. The initials and date 'E.H. 1770' are scratched on the base.


History note: Mr George Stoner, London, from whom bought on 2 October 1905 for £5 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 13 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Nottingham ⪼ Nottinghamshire ⪼ England
  • Crich ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Production date: dated AD/CE 1770


This tea caddy could have been made in Nottingham, or at Crich in Derbyshire

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Components of the work

Surface: composed of salt-glaze Body:

Materials used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1240-1928
Primary reference Number: 71647
Old object number: 2506
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 5 March 2019 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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