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Pair of silver lustre pepper pots: C.1176A & B-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Pair of silver lustre pepper pots




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

Pair of matching pepper castors. Each in the form of a square baluster, the middle fluted, the top pyramidal and pierced with holes. Round hole for bung (missing) on underside. Lustre coating covers whole surface.


History note: Bought from Mr Dando, 18 York St, Bath on 6 January 1915, for £1 (one pound), by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L.Glaisher Bequest, 1928.

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.7 cm
Width: 3.8 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


First half of 19th Century
Circa 1820 - 1840

Components of the work

Decoration composed of lustre ( silver (platinum))

Materials used in production

Red earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, moulded and dipped in lustre.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1176A & B-1928
Primary reference Number: 71458
Old object number: 3715a and 3715b
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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