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Teapot: C.506 & A-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unidentified Staffordshire factory

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Description

White salt-glazed stoneware with incised and bread crumb decoration, and moulded handle, spout and knob

White stoneware with incised and breadcrumb decoration, applied moulded handle, spout, and knob, and salt-glaze. The teapot has a globular body standing on a circular foot. The spout has a human face in relief on its underside, and the ear-shaped handle has scales or leaves, down its length, a thumb piece at the top, and an upward curling terminal at the lower end. The sides are decorated with incised lozenge shapes with double outlines alternating with groups of three vertical lines. Above and below this there are bands of coarse breadcrumb decoration. The low domed cover has fluted sides and a band of breadcrumb decoration on the top. The loop handle is a replacement.

Notes

History note: A.E.Clarke collection, Cambridge; sold Sotheby's, 18-21 June 1919, first day, lot 99 or 100; purchased by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 10 cm
Length: 15 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1740 - 1750

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze
Pot Height 8.5 cm
Body
Decoration
Handle And Spout

Materials used in production

Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Salt-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.506 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75333
Old object number: 4060
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 3 November 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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