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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


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




Cream earthenware, tin-glazed off-white on the upper surface and painted in blue, green, yellow and manganese. In the middle, a bird facing to left within a frame comprising one manganese circle flanked by two blue concentric circles; in each corner, a debased fleur-de-lis or trefoil leaf.


History note: From a building in Saffron Walden, where purchased by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2.1 cm
Height: 13.2 cm
Width: 13.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England
  • Southwark ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


16th Century, Late
17th Century, Early#
Elizabeth I
James I
Circa 1571 CE - 1620 CE


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


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2840D-1928
Primary reference Number: 15814
Old object number: Gl. 595
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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