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Tile: C.2832B-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unknown (Uncertain)




Earthenware, tin-glazed white on the upper surface and decorated in blue and powdered manganese. In the middle, a portrait of James, Duke of York, flanked by the initials 'I' and 'P' within a circular medallion with a scalloped border; powdered manganese ground with reserved quarter-stars in the corners.


History note: Purchased in Cambridge from Mr Louis Gautier, 2October, 1928 with C.2832A-1928 for £26 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.8 cm
Height: 12.7 cm
Width: 12.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century#
Circa 1675 CE - 1685 CE


Glaisher believed this tile was English; Rackham attributed it to the Netherlands; later it was reattributed to England, but the presence of tiles of similar design in the Netherlands, has resulted in a further change back to the Netherlands.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue and powdered manganese)
Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: the initials flank the portrait, within a circular medallion

  • Text: I/P
  • Location: On front of tile
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Initials

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2832B-1928
Primary reference Number: 15771
Old object number: Gl. 5092B
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 18 April 2018 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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