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Fragment of a dish: C.72B-1928

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unidentified Harlow pottery




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. Slip-trailed with the word 'GODE', with below a stem flanked by curling tendrils on each side of which is a vertical wavy line.


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: 13.5 cm
Width: 13 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Harlow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century
Charles I
Production date: AD 1638


Part of a dish with C.72A-1928, bearing the slip-trailed inscription '1638 FEAR GODE', described as 'Metropolitan slipware' on accession but reattributed to a pottery in the Harlow area.

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Inscription or legends present

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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.72B-1928
Primary reference Number: 138114
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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