Aesthetic Teapot

Aesthetic Teapot
Aesthetic Teapot
Designer:
Date:
1882
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Glazed Parian
Dimensions:
6 x 7 x 3 1/8 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
2004.113a-b
Acquisition Date:
2004-12-09
Credit Line:

Museum purchase, European Art Trust Fund

Exhibition History:

The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1960-1900, Victoria & Albert and Legion of Honor (2011-2012)

Glazed porcelain teapot with arms extending from sides, with multi-color glazes, and stopper in shape of a two-faced upper body (a man on one side, a woman on the other).
INSCRIPTION AT BOTTOM: "FEARFUL CONSEQUENCES... THROUGH THE LAW OF NATURAL SELECTION AND EVOLUTION OF LIVING UP TO ONE'S TEAPOT" , followed by two stamps and "Budge". Maker's mark incised on bottom rim.
a) male/female double-sided body, arms are handle and spout
b) lid male/ female double sided head

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