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Stove tile: C.2962-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unknown




Stove tile. Light buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed white on the upper surface and painted in blue, green, yellow and manganese. Oval, with baroque frame moulded with scrolls; on the back, an oval depression in the centre. Below a coronet, flanked by banners is a shield, bearing the arms of Ulm zu Erbach, of Wurttemberg and Baden: Quarterly: 1,4, per fesse azure and gules over all a fesse, i, azure a lion rampant gules and ii, checky argent and azure (Marbach); 3, quarterly or and vert (Ellerbach); over all, the Imperial double headed eagle crowned sable, bearing on its breast an escutcheon: gules a fesse argent with the three Roman capitals FMR or, in pale, one above the other over all. Above the arms is the inscription 'Saul Mathias Frey und/Edler Hr: von Ulm uff Er=/=bach und Marbach-/Rath.' in manganese Gothic script. The frame is decorated with all four colours.


History note: Rosenheim Collection. Sold Sotheby's, 4th May, 1924, Lot 191

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 24.0 cm
Width: 21.1 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Winterthur ⪼ Switzerland

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 17th century
Circa 1630 CE - 1660 CE

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Moulded, tin-glazed white on the upper surface and painted in blue, green, yellow and manganese

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Saul Mathias Frey und/Edler Hr: von Ulm uff Er=/=bach und Marbach-/Rath.
  • Location: Above the arms
  • Method of creation: In manganese Gothic script

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2962-1928
Primary reference Number: 15903
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 August 2017 Last processed: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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