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Teapot and Cover

ca. 1914 (made)
Place of origin

Teapot and cover, tin-glazed earthenware.

Object details

Object type
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Teapot
  • Cover
Materials and techniques
Tin-glazed earthenware
Brief description
Teapot and cover, tin-glazed earthenware, designed by Roger Fry, made at the factory of Carter, Stabler & Adams for the Omega Workshops, ca. 1914
Physical description
Teapot and cover, tin-glazed earthenware.
  • Height: 14.2cm
  • Width: 25.1cm (At widest point.)
  • Depth: 17.1cm
  • Height: 3.4cm (Lid)
  • Diameter: 6.7cm (Lid)
Gallery label
'46. Part of a Tableware Set Designed by Roger Fry (British, 1866-1934) Made by Carter & Co., Poole, Dorset, Great Britain, for the Omega Workshops, about 1914 Earthenware Partly bequeathed by Margaret Bulley Misc.2 (55)-1934, Circ.173-1964 Roger Fry, art critic and founder of the Omega Workshops, valued especially evidence of the hand process in pots thrown on the wheel. No cleaning up of excess clay was permitted; instead he had moulds made which repeated the irregularities and made the Omega pottery available in limited commercial production.'
Credit line
Given by Mrs Margaret H. Armitage (née Bulley)
Bibliographic references
  • Gerstein, Alexandra (ed.), Beyond Bloomsbury: Designs of the Omega Workshops 1913-19 London : The Courtauld Gallery, 2009 no. 51-55
  • Adamson, Glenn, Martina Droth and Simon Olding (ed.s) Things of Beauty Growing British Studio Pottery. New Haven, London, 2017 p. 278, 279
Accession number
MISC.2:55/1, 2-1934

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Record createdSeptember 7, 2011
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