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Teapot: C.569 & A-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)

Description

White salt-glazed stoneware lozenge-shaped teapot with spout in the form of a human arm and hand grasping a serpent

White stoneware, press-moulded and salt-glazed. The teapot has a lozenge-shaped body with a spout in the form of a human arm and hand grasping the head of a serpent, and a rolled loop handle with two notches on the top and a kick at the bottom. The lozenge-shaped stepped cover has a capstan-shaped knob, and a flange underneath which fits inside the neck of the pot. It has a small ventilation hole beside the knob. The four sides of the pot are each decorated with a central shell in relief surrounded by bands of Greek key pattern and figure-of-eight motifs.

Notes

History note: Not known before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 9 cm

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 - 1755

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze Body Height 6.6 cm Width 8 cm
Spout To Handle Length 13.5 cm
Body And Spout

Materials used in production

Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Salt-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.569 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75543
Old object number: 1372
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 January 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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