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Plate: C.1599B-1928

Object information

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Pottery: Redcliff Back Pottery (Probably)
Proprietor of pottery: Frank, Richard



Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with Chinese figures in a landscape and a bianco-sopra-bianco floral border

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed pale lavender painted in blue and in bianco-sopra-bianco. Circular with a wide slightly sloping rim, shallow curved sides and flat centre with a recessed base. Decorated in the middle with two Chinese figures, one holding a net over his shoulder, standing opposite each other in an Oriental landscape with trees, flowers, houses and distant mountains. The rim has a border of stylized flowers and foliage in bianco-sopra-bianco.


History note: Bought in Cambridge on 22 May 1894 by Dr J.F.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter
George III
Circa 1760 CE - 1765 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue and white)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
lavender-blue Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed lavender-blue, and decorated with painting in blue and bianco-sopra-bianco

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1599B-1928
Primary reference Number: 197234
Old object number: 649
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 9 July 2013 Updated: Friday 19 February 2016 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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