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Tea bowl

Tea bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    James Pennington & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed and over-painted with black enamel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 8, shelf 5

Physical description

Tea bowl, of soft-paste porcelain transfer-printed and over-painted in black enamel; on one side is a group of figures beside a monumental fountain, from a painting after Watteau; on the other side is a shepherdess and a seated mandolin player with sheep in a landscape; inside is a painted border of scallops and dots

Place of Origin

Liverpool (made)


ca. 1760 (made)


James Pennington & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed and over-painted with black enamel


Height: 4.4 cm, Diameter: 7.6 cm

Object history note

Part of two tea bowls and saucers 414:789/ to C-1885 (Sch. I 787 to C). The figures and the monumental fountain are from a painting The Fountainafter Jean-Antoine Watteau (Wallace Collection No. P395) in The Wallace Collection, London, and of which an engraving was made by G. Scotin.
Acquired as Liverpool porcelain
These pieces were purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Wareham, London, for £2 10 shillings in February 1872

Descriptive line

Tea bowl, of soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed and over-painted with black enamel, made by James Pennington & Co., Liverpool, ca. 1760




Transfer-printed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Sheep; Men; Fountains; Shepherds; Women


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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