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Teapot: C.505 & A-1928

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Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Production)


White salt-glazed stoneware decorated with gilding

White stoneware, thrown with moulded and applied handle and spout, incised and breadcrumb decoration, salt-glazed and gilded. Moulded knob on lid. The teapot has a globular body, standing on a low foot. It has a curved spout with a male mask underneath and a spray of flowers on either side. The dragon-shaped handle is decorated with leafy scrolls. The circular domed lid has a ventilation hole, and recumbent lion knob. The sides of the pot are decorated with a deeply incised diamond pattern with gilt breadcrumb decoration above and below, also on lid.


History note: Unknown before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1740 CE - 1745 1745 CE

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Components of the work

Surface: composed of salt-glaze Decoration: composed of gold With Lid: Height 11.9 cm
Lid: Height 3.8 cm Width 6 cm
Handle-spout: Width 18.5 cm

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Sttoneware, thrown with moulded and applied handle and spout, incised and breadcrumb decoration, salt-glazed and gilded. Moulded knob on lid

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.505 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75331
Old object number: 1586
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 3 November 2021 Last processed: Sunday 16 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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