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Tray: C.538A-1928

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




Off-white stoneware, press-moulded with decoration in relief, and salt-glazed

Off-white stoneware, press-moulded with integral relief decoration, and salt-glazed. Oval with a waved and cusped edge, deep sloping sides, and flat base with a shaped footring. The sides are decorated with twelve panels of different sizes, two containing a man and a bird respectively, and the others a stylized plant in relief. In the middle there is a Chinese scene with a building on the left, and a man and plants on the right. One of a pair with C.538B-1928


History note: Sotheby's, 18 November 1908, lot 27, with C.538B-1928; for £2. 9s. 0d.It was lot 27 under the name of Godby by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 3 cm
Length: 11.8 cm
Width: 8.2 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


3rd quarter 18th Century
George II
Circa 1750 CE - 1760 CE

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

White stoneware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Off-white stoneware, press-moulded, and salt-glazed

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.538A-1928
Primary reference Number: 166466
Old object number: 2733
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 26 January 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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