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Stove tile: EC.38-1942

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Pottery: Unknown




Buff earthenware, reddish in the middle of the back, tin-glazed white on the upper surface and painted in blue, green, yellow and manganese. Approximately square with an oval depressionin the back. Within a frame composed of a yellow line between two blue lines, a bust portrait in profile to the left of Charles, Duke of Burgundy, wearing a laurel wreath on his head and plate armour. In the upper corners there are draped curtains and on the right of the Duke's head, the inscription CAROLVS/BVRGVN-/ DIÆDVX.' in manganese. The right and left edges of the tile are green.


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

Legal notes

Given by L.C.G. Clarke, MA

Measurements and weight

Depth: 1.8 cm
Height: 15.4 cm
Width: 14.4 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Winterthur ⪼ Switzerland

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 17th Century
Circa 1650 CE - Circa 1700 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On front of tile on the right of the Duke's head
  • Method of creation: Manganese
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.38-1942
Primary reference Number: 15924
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 13 May 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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