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Teapot and cover

Teapot and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Leeds (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1790-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Leeds Pottery (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware decorated with terra tersia in coloured clay

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    3572&A-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 12, shelf 6 []

This teapot shows a distictive type of surface decoration In the 1790s experiments were attempted, using dry coloured clay particles to decorate erathneware. These crushed granules were applied to a wet slip ground, and could be either left whole as rough encrustation or rolled into the surface and eventually cleaned up on the lathe to give a smooth, finely dappled surface. This technique is known as 'Terra Tersia', tersia being a common term in the eighteenth century for certain types of marquetry or veneer.

Physical description

Teapot and cover of cream-coloured earthenware, partly decorated with terra tersia in coloured clay.

Place of Origin

Leeds (made)

Date

ca. 1790-1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Leeds Pottery (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware decorated with terra tersia in coloured clay

Marks and inscriptions

'LEEDS POTTERY'
Impressed to footring

Dimensions

Height: 10 cm, Diameter: 9.3 cm

Descriptive line

Teapot and cover of cream-coloured earthenware, partly decorated with terra tersia in coloured clay, Leeds Pottery, Leeds, ca. 1790-1800.

Materials

Earthenware; Clay

Subjects depicted

Marbling

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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