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A Couple in a Garden with a potted Pineapple Plant: C.1731-1928

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Titles

A Couple in a Garden with a potted Pineapple Plant

Maker(s)

Unidentified Liverpool pottery (Pottery)
John Sadler and Guy Green (Printer)

Description

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed white on the upper surface and transfer-printed in grey-black. An elegant couple in a garden with a pineapple plant; '88' border.

Notes

History note: Purchased in a court off Bishopsgate, London, on 4 April 1901 with C.1745-1928 for 2s. 6d. by Dr J.W.L. glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.6 cm
Height: 12.6 cm
Width: 12.6 cm

Relative size of this object

12.6 cm12.6 cm6 mm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Circa 1765 CE - 1775 CE

Note

Label text from the exhibition ‘Feast and Fast: The Art of Food in Europe, 1500–1800’, on display at The Fitzwilliam Museum from 26 November 2019 until 31 August 2020: This comparatively inexpensive tile attests to English pineapple mania: its cheap transfer- printed image (a novel technique introduced at Liverpool in 1756) shows a well-to-do courting couple strolling on an elegant parterre past a large terracotta pot containing a flourishing pineapple plant. This image is adapted from an illustration published in the popular women’s periodical, The Ladies Amusement, in 1762. For most wealthy gardeners, pineapple cultivation had become ‘the fashionable Test of good gardening’ to quote Adam Taylor in his gardening book of 1769. Liverpool, England, c.1765 –75 Tin-glazed earthenware and transfer-printed with reversed design from plate 32 of The Ladies Amusement (2nd edition, 1762; or 3rd edition, 1771)

Made in Liverpool and printed by J. Sadler and G. Green. The design was derived from pl. 32 of The Ladies Amusement, 2nd edition, 1762 or 3rd edition, 1771, but is reversed.

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( grey-black) Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1731-1928
Primary reference Number: 15440
Old object number: 1297
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 November 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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