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Fragment of dish: C.72A-1928

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unidentified Pottery

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Description

Two joined fragments of a dish. Thrown red earthenware, the front slip-trailed in cream and lead-glazed, the reverse unglazed. Originally circular with thick walls, and thickened rim on the underside, sloping sides and flat base. With wavy lines trailed round the outer edge. The piece on the left is trailed '1638' followed by the upper part of an 'F'. The piece on the right is trailed 'EA' and part of an 'R', with below part of a stem flanked by curling tendrils.
Comes with another fragment (C.72B-1928), which may be from the same dish

Notes

History note: Dug up in London. James Smith Collection, Whitechapel, London; sold Sotheby's, 19 December 1901, James Smith sale, in a box of fragments; Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 22.9 cm
Width: 11.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Harlow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J.W.L.

Dating

Mid 17th century
Charles I
Production date: dated AD 1638

Note

One of two fragmentsof a dish with (C.72B-1928) at the time of accession identified as 'Metropolitan Ware' but now attributed to a pottery in the area of Harlow, Essex.

Components of the work

Decoration

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1638 FEAR
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Slip-trailed
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.72A-1928
Primary reference Number: 138113
Old object number: 3670
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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