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Beaker (drinking vessel): C.12-1993

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Herculaneum Pottery (Perhaps)




Lead-glazed earthenware beaker, sponged in green and painted in yellow and brown with a fanciful bird.

Beaker. Earthenware sponged in green and painted in two shades of yellow and brown under blue tinted glaze. Of truncated conical shape with a recessed base. Decorated on the exterior with a fanciful bird perched amid foliage. The interior is decorated with a brown band round the rim.


History note: Unknown before Dr J.A. Tait

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 7.9 cm
Height: 7.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1993) by Tait, J. A., Dr


Circa 1790 CE - 1820 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of oxide colours

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing : Earthenware sponged in green and painted in two shades of yellow and brown under blue tinted lead-glaze.

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.12-1993
Primary reference Number: 71607
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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