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Tea caddy: C.511-1928

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Maker(s)

Indio Pottery (Pottery)

Description

White salt-glazed stoneware tea caddy with scratch-blue plant decoration and inscriptions 'Elizabeth Lamble/1768' and 'Bohea'

Greyish-white stoneware, slab-built, with scratch-blue decoration, and salt-glaze. Rectangular with flat shoulders and a short cylindrical neck. One long side is scratched with the name and date, 'Elizabeth Lamble/1768' with a spray of leaves and fruits above and an arrangement of roughly-drawn foliage below. The opposite long side is scratched with the name of the tea, 'Bohea' and round the edge with a border scallops with stylized buds or leaves in the corners. One of the short sides is scratched with a floral spray, and the other has an all over trellis diaper pattern. On the shoulder there is a leaf in each corner.

Notes

History note: 'A poor person'; sold through Miss Wordingham, 40 Tennison Road, Cambridge, on 7 March 1928 for £6 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bovey Tracy ⪼ Devonshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Production date: dated AD/CE 1768 : dated

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of cobalt oxide Surface: composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Slab-building : White salt-glazed stoneware with scratch-blue decoration

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Bohea
  • Location: On one side
  • Method of creation: Incised and filled with cobalt blue
  • Inscription
  • Text: Elizabeth Lamble/1768
  • Location: On other side
  • Method of creation: Incised and filled with blue
  • Inscription
  • Text: illegible
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in faded black ink
  • Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.511-1928
Primary reference Number: 75345
Old object number: 4966
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 6 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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