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Gothic Fruit Basket and Stand: C.741 & A-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Gothic Fruit Basket and Stand


Factory: Wedgwood




Cream-coloured earthenware, moulded and pierced, with very slightly blue-tinged glaze. The circular stand has a narrow sloping rim pierced with oblong holes; the curved sides are decorated in low relief with leaves in gothic arches radiating from a rib encircling the emplacement for the bowl. The circular bowl has deep sides flaring outwards towards the rim which is pierced to match the stand. The exterior is decorated with two bands of leaves in gothic arches, that below the rim incorporating a four-petalled flower head above the arch. The top of the foot is decorated with a border of interlaced arcading and leaves.


History note: Purchased at a foreign sale at Bonham's London on 16 December, 1903 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


Early 19th Century
George III
Circa 1815 - 1825


This form was one of those illustrated in the Creamware Shapes of 1817, engraved by William Blake, Plate 13, no. 860

School or Style

Gothic Revival

Components of the work

Bowl Diameter 23.8 cm Height 14.9 cm
Stand Diameter 24.2 cm Height 2.8 cm

Materials used in production

Cream-coloured earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulded and pierced : Cream-coloured earthenware, moulded and pierced, with very slightly blue-tinged glaze

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: On base of bowl and stand
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: P
  • Location: On base of bowl
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: Rectangular, now pale brown, with a blue motif in the two top corners. Inscribed in faded black ink ' . . d Wedgwood/stand for/salad bowl/(marked) Came/from abroad/6 Dec . . . 19 3 ?'

  • Text: Wedgwood/stand for/salad bowl/(marked) Came/from abroad/6 Dec . . . 19 3 ?
  • Method of creation: Faded black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.741 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 11732
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 6 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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