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Basin: C.8-2001

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Pottery: Pickleherring Pottery (Probably)

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Description

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in blue with a circular cartouche, enclosing initials and date C/TH/1660 surrounded by ribbon, scrolling foliage and a winged cherub's head.

Pale buff earthenware (little visible), tin-glazed and painted in blue. Circular with deep everted sides with alternately wide and narrow lobes (eight of each). The base is flat with a circular depression (convex on the underside) round the centre. The area within the depression is decorated with a circular cartouche with a loop of ribbon at the top, scrolling foliage on each side, and a winged cherub's head at the bottom, enclosing the initials 'C/T H' over '1660'.

Notes

History note: Hext family, Trenarren, St Austell, Cornwall; John Hext, Exeter; his widow, Jean M. Hext.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs Jean M. Hext

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 39.6 cm
Height: 6.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Southwark ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2001-04-30) by Hext, Jean M.

Dating

Mid 17th century
Charles II
Production date: dated AD 1660

Note

Probably made at the Pickleherring pottery in Southwark. The basin is one of a set comprising a ewer, and two covered tankards, C.7-2001, C.6 & A-2001 and C.1423 & A-1928

This basin was made for a couple whose surname began with C.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( cobalt-blue)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, tin-glazed, painted in blue
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: C/T H over 1660 between the T and H there is a star shape made up of dots

  • Text: C/T H/1660
  • Location: On front
  • Type: Initials

Inscription present: on a narrow piece of paper stuck to the back of the dish

  • Text: TRENARREN
  • Location: On back of dish
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8-2001
Primary reference Number: 29489
Entry form number: 153
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 13 June 2018 Last processed: Tuesday 13 September 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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