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Teapot: C.518 & A-1928

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)

Description

White-salt-glazed teapot inscribed 'GREEN:/TEA'

Off-white salt-glazed stoneware. The globular body stands on three moulded paw feet. It has a short cylindrical neck, a slightly curved spout and a roll handle with an upward 'kick' at the lower end. On each side it has the words GREEN:/TEA: surrounded by stylized leaves linked by scrolls. The circular domed cover has a capstan finial and is decorated with applied plant motifs: a trefoil leaf, a daisy head and a small spray of leaves.

Notes

History note: J.W.Ford Collection, Enfield Old Park, Middlesex; sold without name at Sotheby’s, 22 May, 1908, lot 10, sold for £4.15; bought from Mr George Stoner on 25 May, 1908 for £7 17s. 6d. by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.5 cm
Length: 14.5 cm

Relative size of this object

14.5 cm10.5 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1745 CE - 1755 1755 CE

Note

Green tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, and was one of several different types of tea available in the eighteenth century. The leaves have not been oxidized, and today Green Tea is considered to be beneficial to health.

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface: composed of salt-glaze Pot: Height 8.5 cm
Feet:

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Salt-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: IN RELIEF

  • Text: GREEN:/TEA:
  • Location: On both sides of body
  • Method of creation: Moulded in relief
  • Inscription

Inscription present: rectangular paper label

  • Text: illegible
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in faded black ink
  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.518 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75366
Old object number: 2850
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 10 November 2021 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Teapot" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/75366 Accessed: 2022-01-19 14:13:34

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