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Stove tile: C.142-1933

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)




Stove tile. Red earthenware, moulded in sunk relief and decorated with opaque white (tin), dark blue, turquoise-green and dark yellow glazes. Rectangular with a raised rim on the back. Queen Elizabeth I, standing facing three-quarters to the right within an archway, flanked by columns and surmounted by a winged putto head. Incised into the background to left and right of her head and shoulders are the words 'ELISABET. REGIN ANGLIA'. All within a raised frame.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 4.5 cm
Height: 28.0 cm
Width: 16.4 cm

Relative size of this object

16.4 cm28 cm4.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Nuremburg ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1933-06-15) by de Pass, Alfred A.


Late 16th Century
Circa 1580 CE - 1600 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of glaze ( opaque white (tin), dark blue, turquoise-green and dark yellow)

Materials used in production

red Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding in relief : Red earthenware, moulded in sunk relief and decorated with opaque white (tin), dark blue, turquoise-green and dark yellow glazes

Inscription or legends present

  • Method of creation: Incised

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.142-1933
Primary reference Number: 15548
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 28 February 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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