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Teapot: C.576 & 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 decorated with panels of relief decoration

White stoneware, slip cast with integral relief decoration, and salt-glazed. The teapot has an inverted pear-shaped body of hexagonal section, a curved octagonal spout, and loop handle. The hexagonal cover is slightly domed and has a restored recumbent dog or fox (?) knob. The panels on the sides are decorated with an imperial eagle, the fable of the Fox and the Crane, Cupid riding on a lion, a fox stealing a goose, Danaë amongst clouds above a unicorn, a huntsman with hounds, and a shield above a running stag.

Notes

History note: Sotheby’s , 23 April 1926 part of lot 5 with two plates; bought by Hunt for £2 on behalf of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 10 cm
Length: 14.2 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 1745 - 1750

Note

Teapots with notched handles have sometimes been attributed to Thomas and John Wedgwood of the Big House, Burslem. The motifs on the side are rather blurred, probably because the pot was cast from a frequently-used mould. The motifs also occur on tea bowls and saucers, coffee cups, and sugar basins.

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze
Base Width 4.5 cm
Body
Spout

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label with two upper corners cut and a narrow dark blue line edge on all but the lower edge

  • Text: 4867Small white salt-/glaze hexagonal tea-/pot & cover, with/moulded designs on/its panels/b at Sotheby's/April 23,1926
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.576 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75561
Old object number: 4867
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 19 April 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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