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Stove tile: EC.37-1942

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unknown




Stove tile. Buff earthenware, tin-glazed white on the face and outer edges, painted in blue, yellow, orange and manganese. Rectangular with a projecting base. The base is yellow with orange horizontal stripes and in each corner of the tile there are yellow and orange imitation studs. The edges of the tile are outlined in blue and there is a blue square with cut corners in the middle, over which is inscribed in manganese Gothic lettering 'Abraham Pfauw/Haffner zu/Windtertur/16 86'.


History note: Rev. G.A. Schneider; sold Sotheby's, 4 June, 1942, European Ceramics and Glass comprising the interesting and extensive collection of the Rev. G.A. Schneider . . ., p. 13, lot 56; sold to the Fitzwilliam Museum for £11.

Legal notes

Given by Louis Colville Gray Clarke

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2.9 cm
Height: 16.3 cm
Width: 14.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Winterthur ⪼ Switzerland

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1942-11-05) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


17th Century#
Production date: AD 1686

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Abraham Pfauw/Haffner zu/Windtertur/16 86
  • Location: Edge of tile
  • Method of creation: Manganese Gothic lettering

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.37-1942
Primary reference Number: 15912
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 October 2016 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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