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Fuddling cup: C.1307-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


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




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue; bases of containers are unglazed. In the form of three-vase-shaped containers joined internally with interconnecting holes and flat on the underside; each with two handles interlaced with the adjoining container. Inscribed on one side T/R.P/1649 with a loopy flourish below. The handles are splashed with blue.


History note: Possibly excavated in Cambridge Market Place; Mr Freeman, Cambridge dealer from whom purchased in 1899 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Mid#
Charles I
Production date: dated AD 1649


Probably made in London at either Rotherhithe or Southwark

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: I/R.P/1649
  • Location: On one of the containers
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1307-1928
Primary reference Number: 71766
Old object number: 1003 (?)
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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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