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Pot-pourri vase: C.11 & A-1983

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Factory: Pratt, William




White stoneware with pale blue applied reliefs of figures in classical dress, vine leafs and bunches of grapes.

White stoneware with pale blue applied reliefs. Of truncated conical form with scalloped rim, standing on a low foot; reel-shaped cover with scalloped rim, pierced by eight holes, resting inside the rim of the vase. On either side of the vase there are imitation ring and shell handles between which are reliefs: a woman in classical dress, seated playing the harp, flanked by two slight shrubs; a shepherdess in classical dress, seated between two trees, accompanied by a sleeping dog. Above and below there are bands of vine leafs and bunches of grapes. There is a similar band on the cover below the scalloped rim. On the foot, above and below the lower band of simulated beading, repeated on the cover. On the vase there is also a band of small vertical lines.


History note: Gabor Cossa (Mrs Joan Eve), Trumpington Street, Cambridge

Legal notes

Purchased with the J. R. V. Smyth Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.0 cm
Width: 10.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Fenton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1983) by Gabor Cossa (Mrs Joan Eve)


18th Century, Late
Circa 1780 CE - 1799 CE

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work


Materials used in production

white and pale blue Stoneware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Pratt
  • Location: Underside of foot
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.11 & A-1983
Primary reference Number: 71312
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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