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Salt: C.40.189-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: uncertain (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green, and red with stylized floral motifs and an upper border of petals striped in red reserved in a blue ground

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green, and red. 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.


History note: Found in Mill Lane, Cambridge in 1902

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England
  • Bristol ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Circa 1720 CE - 1730 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, red)
Rim Width 7 cm

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Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Mill Lane/1902
  • Location: On inside of the side
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in red ink
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.40.189-1928
Primary reference Number: 137870
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 24 August 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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