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Teapot

1876 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Wedgwood’s ‘Satsuma’ shape was introduced in 1865,
inspired by Japanese lacquer and metalwork shapes. The
flat-sided design of this teaware range suited it to different
styles of decoration, both at Etruria and by outside artists.


Object details

Category
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Teapot
  • Cover
Materials and techniques
earthware with blue glaze and handpainted decoration
Brief description
Teapot; Satsuma shape, hand-painted. Pearlware. Decoration by M Reddie 1876
Physical description
Teapot and cover, with rounded shape and flat front and back, white pearlware glaze with handpainted decoration of a central bird of paradise with curling tail feathers and a border of vines and flowers, on the other side with letters SAR interwoven.
Dimensions
  • Height: 130mm
  • Width: 180mm
  • Depth: 62mm
Marks and inscriptions
WEDGWOOD N [Impressed on base] PBE [Inscribed on base] M.Reddie [Painted on base] H [Painted on base] M Reddie [Painted on lid]
Credit line
V&A Wedgwood Collection. Presented by Art Fund with major support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, private donations and a public appeal.
Object history
Purchased from Robin Reilly, with assistance from the V&A purchase grant fund. 1995
Summary
Wedgwood’s ‘Satsuma’ shape was introduced in 1865,
inspired by Japanese lacquer and metalwork shapes. The
flat-sided design of this teaware range suited it to different
styles of decoration, both at Etruria and by outside artists.
Associated objects
Other number
9139 - Wedgwood Museum Accession number
Collection
Accession number
WE.9376:1&2-2014

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Record createdMarch 2, 2023
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