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Joseph and Potiphar's Wife: C.2823.15-1928

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Titles

Joseph and Potiphar's Wife

Maker(s)

unidentified London pottery (Pottery)

Description

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white on the upper surface and painted in manganese. Within a circular medallion, framed by two concentric lines, 'Joseph and Potiphar's Wife'; barred ox-head corners. There is a hole in the top left and lower right corner.

Notes

History note: From a fireplace surround in the upper room at Sennitts’, the Butcher’s, 17 Peas Hill, Cambridge' bought by Stanley Woolston, Cambridge and sold on 26 August 1924 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.4 cm
Width: 12.5 cm

Relative size of this object

12.5 cm12.4 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1730 CE - 1760 CE

Note

The event depicted is described in the Bible, Genesis 39: 12

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Front composed of tin-glaze ( greyish-white) Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( manganese)

Materials used in production

Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2823.15-1928
Primary reference Number: 15483
Old object number: 4479a
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 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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