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English Delftware salt

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An image of English Delftware. Salt. Part of a salt. Uncertain factory, London, Vauxhall, or Bristol. Of capstan form with an outward curving rim, and a shallow bowl-shaped depression for the salt in the top. About two-thirds of the lower part is missing. The sides are decorated in all three colours with stylized flower and leaf motifs with detached blue flower heads and paired leaves between them. There are two blue bands round the lower edge, and on the rim, a border of semi-circular petals striped in red reserved in a blue ground. The middle of the salt pan is decorated wtih a pair of leaves within two concentric blue circles. Buff earthenware tin-glazed, painted in blue, red, and green, height 5 cm, width, rim 7 cm, circa 1720-1730. English.

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English Delftware. Salt. Part of a salt. Uncertain factory, London, Vauxhall, or Bristol. Of capstan form with an outward curving rim, and a shallow bowl-shaped depression for the salt in the top. About two-thirds of the lower part is missing. The sides are decorated in all three colours with stylized flower and leaf motifs with detached blue flower heads and paired leaves between them. There are two blue bands round the lower edge, and on the rim, a border of semi-circular petals striped in red reserved in a blue ground. The middle of the salt pan is decorated wtih a pair of leaves within two concentric blue circles. Buff earthenware tin-glazed, painted in blue, red, and green, height 5 cm, width, rim 7 cm, circa 1720-1730. English.

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  • Accession Number: C.40.189-1928
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 970 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 515.92kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 22/1
  • Captured: 2053:01:14 17:53:21

Key words

18th Century Delftware English English Delftware Fitz_AA floral flowers Georgian glazed pottery salt salts scalloped service ware serving piece stylised tableware tin-glazed Vauxhall Pottery

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rgb(131,118,98), rgb(149,138,114), rgb(85,82,72), rgb(244,244,244), rgb(163,155,139), rgb(183,171,153), rgb(201,192,173), rgb(198,198,195), rgb(116,132,133), rgb(213,203,194), rgb(116,124,140)

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