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Fuddling cup: C.1288A-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unidentified Southwark Pottery (Possibly)
Pottery: Rotherhithe Pottery (Possibly)




Buff earthenware, tin-glazed. The fuddle cup is made up of three vase-shaped interconnecting vessels with a bulbous body, narrow neck and spreading foot, linked externally by twisted intertwined handles, and internally by holes in their sides. The glaze on their bases has mostly been wiped off.


History note: Mr Lennel, Syresham, near Brackley, Oxfordshire; Mr Bateman, Oxford from whom purchased in 1916 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 9 cm
Width: 12 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Southwark ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England
  • Rotherhithe ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Mid#
Charles I
Circa 1630 CE - 1650 CE


Made in London, probably at one of the Southwark potteries or at Rotherhithe

Components of the work


Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: No 4131/Three connected cups of white Lambeth delft/one of a pair Came/from Oxford. b/Sept 22,1916
  • Location: On underside of centre
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1288A-1928
Primary reference Number: 71732
Old object number: 4131B
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 17 October 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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