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Copper lustre goblet with pink floral band: C.1179-1928

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Copper lustre goblet with pink floral band




Red earthenware, turned, slip-coated, glazed and painted and dipped in lustre.

Small goblet on a stem, with a slightly flared rim and conical foot, coated inside and out with copper lustre. On the body, a band of white stylised leaves and flowers, painted in pink lustre and yellow and red enamel on a white ground, sits above corrugated ridges which continue to the top of the stem. The underside is indented and lustred, with a narrow foot-rim.


History note: Bought from Mr Gatward at Hitchin on 22 February 1913, by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge, who paid £1 for this and another similar goblet.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L.Glaisher Bequest, 1928

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 8.5 cm
Height: 11.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, second quarter#
Production date: circa AD 1830

Components of the work

Decoration composed of lustre ( pink (gold))

Materials used in production

Red earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Red earthenware, turned, slip-coated, glazed and painted and dipped in lustre.

Inscription or legends present

  • Type: No visible mark
  • Text: No.3626. Copper lustre goblet with band of decoration on a white ground. b. at Hitchin Feb 22 1913.
  • Location: Underside of base
  • Method of creation: Rectangular paper label handwritten in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1179-1928
Primary reference Number: 71463
Old object number: 2636
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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