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Silver lustre sugar basin and cover: C.1174 & A-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Silver lustre sugar basin and cover




Dark red-grey earthenware, moulded and dipped in silver (platinum) lustre.

Sugar basin and lid entirely covered in silver lustre. The bowl stands on a ridged, rectangular foot and has an oblong body with bowed sides and a small, rectangular parapet. The sides are moulded in relief with gadroons. The lid is domed, with a central flower knob. The underside is slightly concave and lustred.


History note: Collection of Mr. W.T.Lawrence of the Education Office. Bought from Messrs Gill and Reigate in 31 October 1905, for 21/- (one guinea, or one pound one shilling), by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest, 1928

Measurements and weight

Depth: 10.3 cm
Height: 12.7 cm
Width: 12.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Leeds (Yorks.) ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


19th Century, first half#
Circa 1820 - Circa 1840

Components of the work

Decoration composed of lustre ( silver (platinum))

Materials used in production

Red earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Moulded earthenware, dipped in silver (platinum) lustre.

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1174 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 71456
Old object number: 2375
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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