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Plaque: C.10-1931

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unidentified Lambeth Pottery

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Description

Reddish-buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed and painted in blue. Oval with an integral convex border, concave on the underside, pierced at the top by two suspension holes. The flat area is decorated with the head and shoulders of a grinning man, and the border with foliage reserved in a blue ground broken by four oval panels containing flowers on a white ground. The back is inscribed 'G/IS/1739'.

Notes

History note: Bryan T. Harland collection, Croydon, London; his widow; sold Sotheby’s, 11 February, 1931, The Harland collections: the well-known collection of English Pottery; various works of art, first day, 11 February, lot 69, lot 41.

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 23.8 cm
Width: 21 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1931-03-27) by Sotheby's

Dating

1730s
George II
Production date: dated AD 1738

Note

Made in London, probably at Lambeth. The man's head may have been influenced by the representation of Laughter in Charles Le Brun, 'A Method to learn to Design the Passions, Proposed in a Conference on their General and Particular Expression', translated and engraved by John Williams (London 1934), pl. 27.

School or Style

Baroque

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

reddish buff Earthenware
with many pinholes on the reverse Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Reddish-buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed and painted in blue
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: G/IS/1739
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.10-1931
Primary reference Number: 71155
Glaisher Addition number: Gl. Add.24-1931
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 23 August 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 23 August 2022

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

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