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Teapot: C.737 & A-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Greatbatch, William (Factory)


Creamware, printed onglaze in black and painted in green, yellow, red, mauve, and brown enamels. Cylindrical with a concave shoulder, and rows of beading round the base, shoulder and mouth, a curved spout moulded on the underside with foliage, an ear-shaped loop handle. The slightly domed circular cover is edged with beading and has a flower-shaped knob. One side is decorated with with the goddess Cybele sits holding a large key in her right hand in a carriage drawn by two lions moving to the left, with ‘Cybele’ written above. On the other side, is the world between the sun and moon amongst clouds, with a small figure of Justice holding scales and the name ‘Jehovah’ in Hebrew characters. The lid is decorated with two winged cherubs' heads.


History note: Rohan, Post Office Arcade, Bournemouth from whom bought on December 19, 1922 for £2.15 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 14 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Fenton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1770 CE - 1782 CE

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( black) enamel ( green, yellow, red, mauve, and brown)

Materials used in production

cream Earthenware Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Cybele
  • Location: On side decorated with Cybele
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: in Hebrew characters

  • Text: Jehovah
  • Location: On side decorated with the sun, world and moon
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.737 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75952
Old object number: 4075
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 13 January 2021 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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