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House Teapot: C.570 & A-1928

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Titles

House Teapot

Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Production)

Description

White salt-glazed stoneware teapot in the form of a three-storied house; cover with lion-shaped knob

White stoneware, the body slip-cast, with moulded spout, and knob, and shandle applied before salt-glazing. The teapot is in the shape of a rectangular house with three stories on the front and two on the back, with a flight of steps in the middle of each leading up to the door. The sloping tiled roof has a gable in the middle on each side and a rectangular projection at the top. The spout is in the form of monster's head with a human hand gripping the neck, and the handle is a thick shaped strap with a star motif in the middle. The flat rectangular cover has a recumbent lion knob and a deep flange which fits into the rectangular opening at the top of the pot.

Notes

History note: Mr Stoner, London from whom purchased for £21 on 20 February 1919 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 15 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

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze Body Height 12 cm Width 18.5 cm
Spout To Handle Length 18.5 cm
Spout

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label, printed wording in circle round outer edge

  • Text: 3906 in ink surrounded by J.W.L. GLAISHER./COLLECTION . printed
  • Location: Inside flange of cover
  • Method of creation: Printed and hand-written in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.570 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75545
Old object number: 3906
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 21 January 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 22 February 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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