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Venice

  • Object:

    Teapot and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Asia (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1985 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Victoria and Albert Museum (licensor)
    Franklin Mint Ltd. (retailer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain with printed, painted and gilt decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Franklin Mint Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    C.15A&B-1990

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

  • Physical description

    Porcelain teapot and cover, printed and painted in underglaze and overglaze colours.with pattern of purple scrolls forming compartments from which spring small gilt leaves on red stems.

  • Marks and inscriptions

    Royal arms encircled by 'VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM' / 'Venice' and 'FINE PORCELAIN ©1985 FRANKLIN MINT', all within a laurel wreath.

  • Dimensions

    Height: 10.3 cm, Width: 16.6 cm

  • Object history note

    This is one of a set of teapots (C.10 to 22-1990) reproduced by the Franklin Mint after examples in the V&A's collections and marketed as the Victoria and Albert Museum Porcelain Teapot Collection. This teapot is copied from a Venetian teapot (Cozzi factory) of about 1771, C.136-1940. An explanatory collectors' card is in the Object Information file, together with an account of the Franklin Mint's marketing strategy. For the display cabinet see C.21-1990.

  • Descriptive line

    'Venice' teapot and cover, probably produced in the Far East for the Franklin Mint after the V&A's collections, 1985.

  • Collection code

    Ceramics Collection