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154 Teapot, porcelain, blue overglaze enamel and applied gilding in Japonisme style, made by Royal Worcester Porcelain Company Limited, Worcester, England, 1880. Click to enlarge.

Royal Worcester teapot

Made by Worcester Royal Porcelain Co Ltd in Worcester, England, 1880.

This porcelain teapot, with a blue over glaze enamel and applied gilding in the ‘Japonisme’ style, was made by the Royal Worcester Porcelain Company Ltd of Worcester, England, in about 1880. Whether crafted in pottery, porcelain or silver, teapots were among the first objects to reflect the changes in fashionable styles of the day. This example illustrates the strong influence of Japanese design on English ceramics which would have been admired in fashionable Aesthetic circles.

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Summary

Object No.

154

Object Statement

Teapot, porcelain, blue overglaze enamel and applied gilding in Japonisme style, made by Royal Worcester Porcelain Company Limited, Worcester, England, 1880

Physical Description

Teapot shaped with an octagonal lobed bowl and a tall oogee shaped handle. The lid has a small knop. The spout is slim and curved. The body is decorated with transfer printed blue and white diaper pattern and gold ferns. Maker's mark under base.

Marks

Under base, maker's marks, stamped in purple on glaze, a circle bordered inside with four 'W's around a 'C51'. The circle is surmounted with a crown and below an 'R'. Also under base, handwritten in gilt 'B / 248' and an incised '6'. Also under base white paper sticker printed in blue 'THE WORCESTER / ROYAL PORCELAIN WORKS / NO. 19 / P.'. The lid also bears the makers purple stamp and gilt letters.

Dimensions

Height

185 mm

Width

145 mm

Production

Notes

This teapot was made by the Worcester Royal Porcelain Co Lt in 1880. The letter under the crest under the base is 'R' indicating the piece was made in 1880.

History

Notes

The teapot was purchased directly from the Royal Worcester Porcelain Company by the Museum in 1882.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1882

Acquisition Date

28 November 1882

Cite this Object

Harvard

Royal Worcester teapot 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 8 December 2019, <https://ma.as/4559>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/4559 |title=Royal Worcester teapot |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=8 December 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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