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Teapot

Place Made:
Great Britain
Date Made:
1745-1755
Medium:
stoneware
Dimensions:
HOA: 4 1/4
Accession Number:
2194.5 a-b
Description:
DESCRIPTION: Salt-glazed white stoneware teapot with rubbed blue decoration in the form of flowers and bands of impressed herring-bone decoration, complete with lid.
History:
TECHNIQUE: This teapot was decorated by scratching and impressing a design onto the unbaked body with a roulette or runner instrument. Cobalt glass powder was then dusted into the incisions by means of a piece of cottonwool. This technique results in a soft blue tint to the whole surface.

HISTORY: A sherd of scratch blue ceramic with a similar herringbone tooled design was found at Bethabara.

Credit Line:
Purchase Fund