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Ewer with a Portrait Medallion: C.1745-1928

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Object information

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Titles

Ewer with a Portrait Medallion

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unidentified Liverpool pottery
Printer: Green, Guy

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Description

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed white on the upper surface, transfer-printed in black, and enamelled in green. A neo-classical ewer decorated with a portrait medallion; heavy scroll border, ineptly enamelled.

Notes

History note: Purchased by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher in a court off Bishopsgate, London, on 4 April, 1901, with C.1731-1928 for 2s. 6d.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.7 cm
Height: 12.5 cm
Width: 12.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century, third quarter#
George III
Circa 1770 CE - 1780 CE

Note

The design was derived from plate 34 in '55 Vases' by M. Darly which was 'Published by M. Darly According to the Ac 31st August 1770 where may be had Variety of Vases and other Ornaments'. Although the subject is neoclassical the border remains rococo in style.

School or Style

Neoclassical

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( black) enamel ( green)
Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1745-1928
Primary reference Number: 15455
Old object number: 1201
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 7 October 2019 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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