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Teapot: C.608 & A-1928

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Production)

Description

White salt-glazed stoneware decorated with vine branches in relief and painted in enamels

Notes

History note: Private collector from whom bought for £18 by Mr George Stoner; sold for £21 on 25 January 1911 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS. Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.3 cm
Length: 18.6 cm

Relative size of this object

18.6 cm10.3 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

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

Note

The colouring of this pot is very unusual. The patchy effect of the dark purple shows how difficult it was to reproduce enamelled coloured grounds on salt-glazed ware

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( manganese-brown, dark purple, two shades of violet, and green enamel) Surface composed of salt-glaze Body Handles And Spout Relief Decoration

Materials used in production

White stoneware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: half of a rectangular white paper stick-on label with cut upper corners and dark blue line round the left top and right sides; the o of No is raised

  • Text: No 3356 (3356)/Teapot of coloured/saltglaze(purple and/plum colour)/b. in London/Jan 25.1911
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.608 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75630
Old object number: 3356
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 22 February 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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