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House Teapot: C.592 & A-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


House Teapot


Production: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery




White salt-glazed stoneware teapot in the form of a house, painted with touches of cobalt-blue before glazing

White stoneware, slip cast, painted with touches of cobalt-blue, and salt-glazed. The body and cover of the pot are in the form of a three storied house with identical sides, a sloping tiled roof, a curved spout in the form of a monster's head with scrollwork on the neck, and a roll handle with two notches on the top, and a kick at the lower end. On the sides of the house, a small man is shown standing in the central doorway under an arched porch on which stands lion in relief beneath a similar arch. The reliefs are lightly touched with a few lines and spots of cobalt-blue painted before salt-glazing in the kiln.


History note: Miss Kingsland, Croydon, from whom purchased ifor £4 10s.0d. in 1902 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
George II
Circa 1745 - 1755


House teapots of different designs were made by several north Staffordshire potters in the mid-18th century, such as Thomas and John Wedgwood, of the Big House, Burslem, c. 1745-55.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt oxide)
Surface composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.592 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75602
Old object number: 1375
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 28 April 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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