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Stove tile: EC.25-1942

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Frisching Brothers




Light yellowish-buff earthenware, tin-glazed white on the upper surface and painted in polychrome enamel-colours. Rectangular, with on the back, a rounded rectangular depression with a raised edge, which has two holes close together on each side with an iron wire stretched between each pair. On the front, in the middle, a bouquet of polychrome flowers and foliage. Round the edge, a border of puce scrolls against a blue ground.


History note: Castle Landsshut in the Canton of Berne; the Rev. G. A. Schneider; sold Sotheby's, 4 June 1942, Catalogue of European Ceramics and Glass comprising the interesting and extensive collection of the Rev. G. A. Schneider . . ., p. 13, lot 55; sold to Bernard Rackham for £5.10.0; and given by him to the Fitzwilliam Museum in memory of the Rev. Schneider.

Legal notes

Given by Bernard Rackham in memory of the Rev. G.A. Schneider

Measurements and weight

Depth: 3.8 cm
Height: 33.4 cm
Width: 24.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Berne ⪼ Switzerland

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1942-06-10) by Rackham, Bernard


18th Century, third quarter#
Circa 1765 CE - 1775 CE


The tile was described as 'probably Münster' in the Rev. G.A. Schneider sale catalogue and was reattributed by Bernard Rackham.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( polychrome enamel-colours)
Glaze composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: M
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: In red
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.25-1942
Primary reference Number: 15898
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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