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Tile: C.2840-1928

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Object information

Maker(s)

Possibly Aldgate Pottery (Pottery)
Possibly Pickleherring Pottery (Pottery)

Description

Eartheware, tin-glazed off-white on the upper surface and painted in blue, green, yellow and manganese. In the middle, a fox running to the left within the frame of concentric circles; in each corner, a debased fleur-de-lis or trefoil leaf. There is a hole in the top right-hand and lower left-hand corner.

Notes

History note: From a house in Saffron Walden. Purchased in Saffron Walden.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2.1 cm
Height: 13.0 cm
Width: 12.8 cm

Relative size of this object

12.8 cm13 cm2.1 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ Flanders ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 16th Century
Early 17th Century
Circa 1571 CE - Circa 1620 CE

Note

Formerly attributed to the Netherlands, where analogous tiles were made, but probably English, made either at Aldgate in London between c. 1571-1615 or at Pickleherring pottery in Southwark c. 1620

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow and manganese) Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2840-1928
Primary reference Number: 15803
Old object number: Gl. 595
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 5 November 2019 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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