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Teapot: C.605 & A-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery (Pottery)


White salt-glazed stoneware with floral decoration painted in enamels.

White salt-glazed stoneware painted overglaze withgreen, yellow, blue, red, mauve, purple and black, enamels. The globular teapot body has a crabstock handle and spout and the lid has a twig handle. The sides of the teapot are decorated with floral sprays. The spray on one side of the teapot has a large red flower in the centre flanked on the left by a blue flower and on the right by a purple one; the spray on the other side has a large blue flower in the centre with a purple flower to the right. The lid is painted with a house, trees and clouds. The handle has green spots.


History note: Provenance unidentified before sale at Sotheby’s on 13 November 1907, when it was lot 63 and was bought for £4.15 by Mr Button on behalf of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest.

Measurements and weight

Width: 15.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid-18th Century
George II
George III
Circa 1755 CE - Circa 1765 CE

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Components of the work

Body Without Lid Height 8 cm
Body With Lid Height 9.4 cm
Body Handle Spout

Materials used in production

Enamels White stoneware Salt-glaze

Techniques used in production

Painting overglaze Salt-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.605 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75627
Old catalogue number: 2729
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 14 February 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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

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