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Fuddling cup: C.1288B-1928

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Current Location: In storage


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




Buff earthenware, tin-glazed. In the form of three interconnecting vase-shaped vessels with bulbous bodies, cylindrical necks and circular feet, linked externally by their twisted handles, and internally by holes in their sides. The glaze has almost all been wiped off the feet.


History note: Mr Lennel, Syresham, near Brackley, Oxfordshire; Mr Bateman, Oxford from whom purchased on 22 September 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: 11.4 cm

Place(s) associated

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

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


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


Made in London, probably at either Rotherhithe or Southwark

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Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular with cut corners and a blue line border on five sides

  • Text: No 4131b/Three connected/cups of white Lam/beth deflt/One of/a pair. Came from/Oxford. b on Sept.22/1916
  • Location: On underside of centre
  • Method of creation: Handwritten in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1288B-1928
Primary reference Number: 71733
Old object number: 4131B
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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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