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Plate: C.1308-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Pottery: Pickleherring Pottery (Probably)

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Description

Tin-glazed earthenware plate painted in blue with a landscape surrounded by a border of sailing ships

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed and painted in blue. Circular with a broad rim and shallow well, with concave underside and slightly recessed foot. In the middle is a landscape with buildings, a high tower, and a church steeple, and in the foreground a post to which is attached a sheet bearing the date '1649'. On the rim is a border of a sailing ship and a sponged tree growing out of a wavy cliff, repeated five times. To the right of centre at the top are the initials 'H/T L', and at the bottom, the date, '1649'.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Mr Stoner in London on 2 July 1919 for £18 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 17th century
Charles I
Production date: dated AD 1649 : dated

Note

The plate was probably made at the Pickleherring pottery but potteries at Montague Close, and Rotherhithe were operating in Southwark at the date of production

The sailing ships round the rim resemble the Dutch Buss, a heavy fishing boat.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue.
Painting

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: H/T L
  • Location: On rim to right of centre at the top
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 1649
  • Location: On rim at bottom centre
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 1649
  • Location: In the middle
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1308-1928
Primary reference Number: 71767
Old object number: 4604
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 10 February 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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