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Teapot: C.1910 & A-1928

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Description

Red earthenware coated with cream slip, incised, and painted in brownish-red, blue and green, under lead glaze. On each side is a shield charged with the arms of the Canton of Bern, and on the front, on either side of the spout, the inscription `18 + P + + S + 36' over two doves perching on a bowl.

Notes

History note: Purchased in Thun, Switzerland in 1903 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 48.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Heimberg ⪼ Canton of Bern ⪼ Switzerland

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Second quarter of 18th century
Production date: dated AD 1836

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 18 + P + + S + 36
  • Location: On either side of the spout
  • Method of creation: Painted in reddish-brown
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1910 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 72844
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 19 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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