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Plate: C.1482B-1928

Object information

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Pottery: Lambeth High Street Pottery
Proprietor: Griffith, Abigail (Lambeth High Street)




Buff earthenware tin-glazed greenish-white, and painted in blue, green, yellow and red. Circular with sloping rim, shallow sides, and flat centre with recessed base. Decorated in the centre with a Chinese figure seated in an Oriental landscape, and on the rim with four floral sprays alternating with four sprigs. The blue leaves have veins scratched through the colour (sgraffito technique).


History note: Bought by the vendor in a village near Cambridge; Mr Freeman's sale on 27 January 1904, where bought by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 23.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lambeth ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter
George III
Circa 1765 CE - 1775 CE


Made at Lambeth High Street pottery before or during the partnership of Abigail Griffith with Thomas Morgan

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, and red)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
greenish-white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed greenish-white, and painted in blue, green, yellow, and red high-temperature (oxide) colours

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1482B-1928
Primary reference Number: 193213
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 5 February 2013 Updated: Tuesday 25 June 2019 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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