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Teapot: PER.C.40 & A-1922

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd




Jasper, white with pale blue dip and white reliefs; glazed interior. Of depressed globular form with upward curved spout, loop handle, and steeply domed cover with a mushroom-shaped knob with central hole. One side is decorated from left to right with a woman holding a staff accompanied by Cupid, two women on either side of a tree, and another tree; the other side is decor¬ated with a plant, a tree, a putto blowing a small horn, two women bearing respective¬ly a long wavy horn and a dish of fruit, a woman seated beside a tree, and a plant. There are wreaths of laurel round the junction of the spout and body and the upper junction of the handle. The cover has a border of acanthas and smooth-edged leaves radiating from a raised band.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest, 1922

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.5 cm
Length: 17.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922-05-02) by Perceval, Spencer George


19th Century, Late#
Victoria I
Circa 1895 CE - 1900 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior composed of jasper dip ( pale blue)

Materials used in production

white Jasper ware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: lower part of letters not visible

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: 2
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Number
  • Text: ENGLAND
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.C.40 & A-1922
Primary reference Number: 74918
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 7 February 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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