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Landscape Teapot: C.590 & A-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Titles

Landscape Teapot

Maker(s)

Production: Unidentified Staffordshire factory

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Description

White salt-glazed stoneware slip cast with relief decoration of a rural scene on both sides, and a knob in the form of a lamb

White stoneware, slip cast with integral relief decoration, and salt glazed. The bulbous lobed pot has a curved spout and a loop handle with a thumbpiece at the top and another projection near the lower end. There are four small pouring holes in the wall of the pot at its junction with the spout. Its oval slightly domed cover has a ventilation hole, and a knob in the shape of a recumbent lamb. On each side of the body there is a rural scene with a three-storey house at the top flanked by three trees on the left and one on the right. Below these, on the left there are two sheep and one ewe with a lamb, and on the right, two cows and a calf. At the bottom of the scene there are three swans on a lake, and on its left, a man fishing from a boat. On both sides of the scene there are vertical scrolls and small panels of trellis work. The spout is decorated with basket-work with leaves around its lower end and mouth.

Notes

History note: Stanley Woolston, Cambridge, from whom bought for £9 on 17 December,1914 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambidge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.6 cm
Length: 20.4 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

Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Circa 1760 - 1765

Note

Teapots decorated with rural scene in low relief were made in both white salt-glazed stoneware and cream earthenware decorated with coloured lead glazes by several north Staffordshire potters, including Josiah Wedgwood, Robert Garner and Thomas Whieldon. They were also made in dry-bodied (unglazed) red stoneware. Block moulds described as for a 'Landskip Tpt' , possibly similar, were supplied by William Greatbatch to Josiah Wedgwood in January 1764, and he may have supplied these to other potters. See Documentation, Barker, 1990 for the documentary and archaeological evidence for their manufacture by the potters mentioned. The relief decoration on this example is very well defined, indicating that the mould had not been used many times.

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze
Cover Length 7 cm Width 6.2 cm
Body
Knob

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Salt-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.590 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75593
Old object number: 3708
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 15 February 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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