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Tile picture: C.2843-1928

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Tile picture. Composed of sixteen square and twenty border tiles. Earthenware, tin-glazed pinkish-white on the upper surface and painted in manganese and blue. King William III wearing a crown, riding a horse prancing towards the left. His sash and the saddle-cloth are blue. In the foreground there are flowering plants and pebbles and in the background, clouds. At the top is an inscription: 'WILLIAM DE III KONING VAN. GROUT BRITANNIEN'. The border tiles are decorated with scrolling stems bearing foliage and formal flowers.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Square: 65.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Late
18th Century, Early#
Circa 1689 CE - 1702 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Location: At the top of the tile

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2843-1928
Primary reference Number: 15829
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 August 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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