Robert Hancock, 1731 - 1817


Robert Hancock 1731 - 1817


Public: Teapot and lid, soft paste porcelain, transfer-printed overglaze black rural scenes of courtship, dancing and architecture. Private: Teapot : ovoid, swelling from foot, double ribbed handle, octagonal spout, six pierced holes inside. Transfer-printed overglaze black with two scenes. L'Amour shows garden scene, man and woman seated on bench, he leans to kiss her hand, she holds fan, behind them maid. Ornate plinth surmounted with urn to right, distant right, balustrade and statue. Foreground right, garden roller, left, dog. Left fountain of Neptune with trident seated on rock above four horses, in lake set in formal garden, distant left row of trees. Bottom right 'RH Worcester' with anchor rebus. The Minuet shows man and woman dancing, arms outstretched, he left with back to us, she faces outwards, on right beneath tree, and is bedecked with flowers, violin player sits on bank to right of tree. Gate middle distance, rural landscape. Enamelled overglaze black band rim. Lid : Flower knop, on stem with leaf terminal, pierced stem hole. Transfer-printed overglaze black, two scenes. The Windmill is shown perched on top of steeply pitched roofed building, ladder to right, left farm building, rural landscape. The Ruined Tower shows ruined castellated round tower topped with pitched roof, out of which plants grow, foreground tree, rural landscape. Enamelled overglaze black band rim. Pattern : L'Amour (teapot) pattern : The Minuet (teapot) pattern : The Windmill (lid) pattern : The Ruined Tower (lid)

Object Name


Creators Name

Robert Hancock

Date Created

c 1755-1765


teapot: 11.5cm x 11.5cm
whole: 13.7cm
across handle and spout: 19.4cm

accession number


Place of creation




Gift of Mrs R E M Dykes


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