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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Teapot and Cover

ca. 1757-1760 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Teapot and cover of soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in purplish-brown enamel and painted in coloured enamels


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Teapot
  • Cover
Materials and Techniques
Soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in purplish-brown enamel and painted in coloured enamels
Brief Description
Teapot and cover of soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in purplish-brown enamel and painted in coloured enamels, made by Bow Porcelain Factory, Bow, ca. 1757-1760
Physical Description
Teapot and cover of soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in purplish-brown enamel and painted in coloured enamels
Dimensions
  • Height: 18.7cm
  • Diameter: 15.2cm
Credit line
Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber
Object history
Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Emerson Norman, Norwich, for £5 in May 1869



Probably made about the same time of Frederick the Great's successes in the Seven Year's War, and his convention with England in 1756 against France and her Allies.

The bust of Frederick II is copied with slight modifications from a portrait at one time in the possession of Graf von Hochberg, at Rohnstock, painted by Antoine Pesne and engraved by J.G. Wille.

Cyril Cook in his Life and Work of Robert Hancock attributed the print to Robert Hancock, the engraver who worked for the Worcester porcelain factory and until recently this attribution was generally accepted.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Watney, B. Notes on Bow Transfer Printing. English Ceramic Circle Transactions. 1972, vol. 8, part 2.
  • Guy-Jones, Gordon & Sue. Bow Porcelain, On-glaze Prints and their Sources. English Ceramics Circle, 2013 See no. 45 for this print used on a mug entitled 'The Prussian Hero'. The source painting of King Frederick II of Prussia (1740-1786) by Antoine Pesne (1683-1757) is illustrated fig. 45B. The authors refute the connection to Hancock: 'Cyril Cook in his Life and Work of Robert Hancock attributed this engraving and that of the Prussian Hero No. 2 to Robert Hancock. This seems unlikely as it does not appear to be in his normal style, nor are the accompanying designs.'
Other Number
Sch. I 110&A - Schreiber number
Collection
Accession Number
414:113/&A-1885

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