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Model hull of a ship: C.1292-1928

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Unknown (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue and dated 1621

Pinkish-buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed and painted in blue. The sides of the hull have portholes and the muzzles of three cannon on one side and two on the other (one is missing), and the top has five open compartments. The stern is painted with the date `1621', with a row of S scrolls below. The planks on the sides are outlined in blue.


History note: Acquired in Bridport by Mr Wallace Cash, Wincanton, from whom bought on 14 March, 1917 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.9 cm
Height: 3½ in
Length: 17.6 cm
Length: 6 15/16 in

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 17th Century
James II
Production date: dated AD 1621


English or Continental

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt

Materials used in production

pinkish-buff Earthenware Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Pinkish-buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed and painted in blue

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1621
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1292-1928
Primary reference Number: 71741
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

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

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