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Thrown 'globe' form: C.45-2007

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Current Location: In storage


Thrown 'globe' form


White, Mary (Potter)


Porcelain with pale blue shading to greenish-grey underglazes, decorated overall in silver and gold lustre with calligraphy in German

Porcelain, thrown with pale blue shading to greenish-grey underglazes, decorated overall in silver and gold lustre; base unglazed. Spherical with a small point at the top, pierced by a small hole. The sides are decorated with calligraphy beginning at the top in silver: Wo ist Bethlhem./der Stern is verblast läst./ihn uns neu finden.der Stern der verstandigung.' continuing in larger gold letters 'Und Menschlichkeit'

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Given by Mary White

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 13 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Wonsheim ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2007-11-19) by White, Mary


Late 20th Century
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 2000

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

Components of the work

Decoration composed of lustre ( silver and gold)

Materials used in production

except base Glaze Porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Porcelain, thrown, decorated underglaze with pale blue shading to greyish-green at the base, and overglaze with silver and gold lustre

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: M underlined over W
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black
  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Location: On exterior
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.45-2007
Primary reference Number: 157617
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 10 April 2017 Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021

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

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