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Part of a dish made up of five joined fragments and one made up fragment: C.70-1928

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Part of a dish made up of five joined fragments and one made up fragment


Pottery: Unidentified Harlow potter




Earthenware with slip-trailed decoration and lead-glaze

Red earthenware, thrown, and decorated on the front with slip-trailing in cream appearing yellow under the lead-glaze; reverse unglazed. Originally circular with narrow sloping rim which is thickened on the underside, sloping sides, and almost flat base. Decorated in the centre is a cross motif, and on the sides with triangular motifs made up of four triangles of graduated size, alternating with double tridents flanked by spirals on stalks. Round the rim is a border of two scalloped lines with the curve in opposite directions which form ovals and rhomboids.


History note: Alfred Billson collection; sold Sotheby's, 21 December 1908

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 29.2 cm
Height: 6.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Harlow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century#
Charles I
Circa 1640 CE - 1660 CE


Slipware made at several potteries in the Harlow area were formerly known as Metropolitan Ware because it had been found in London and was at first thought to have been made there.

Components of the work

Front composed of lead-glaze ( appearing yellow over the cream areas)
Decoration composed of slip ( cream)

Materials used in production

red Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Red earthenware, thrown, slip-trailed and lead-glazed on the front only

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label with blue motifs in the jpper corners

  • Text: 'No 2960/Seven fragments/of dishes of met'ropolitan slip'/b. at the Billson/sale at Sotheby's/Dec 21.1908/2960d
  • Location: On
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.70-1928
Primary reference Number: 187796
Old object number: 2960
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 24 July 2012 Updated: Wednesday 20 February 2019 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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