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Tile picture: C.2828-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Tile picture in frame, composed of four tiles. Earthenware, the upper surface of each tile tin-glazed white and painted manganese. A horse trotting to the right in a landscape. The backs of three tiles are marked in manganese-black, 'E/1', 'E/2', 'E/4'; the 'E' on the fourth is just visible beneath a layer of plaster.


History note: 1893? no information in MS catalogue

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 30.0 cm
Width: 29.8 cm

Relative size of this object

29.8 cm30 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
Circa 1700 CE - 1800 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( manganese)
Front composed of tin-glaze
Tile Picture Height 26.0 cm Width 26.0 cm

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 'E/1', 'E/2', 'E/3'
  • Location: On the back of three tiles
  • Method of creation: Manganese-black
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: just visible beneath layer of plaster

  • Text: E
  • Location: On the back of fourth tile
  • Method of creation: Manganese-black
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2828-1928
Primary reference Number: 15745
Old object number: Gl. 485
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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