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Vase with three nozzles: C.1314-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Vase with three nozzles


Pottery: Pickleherring Pottery (Possibly)
Pottery: Montague Close Pottery (Possibly)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with a wreath containing the initials 'C/N.V' over 1650 or 1656

Earthenware, thrown, with applied spouts and handles, tin-glazed, and painted in blue. The vase stands on a circular spreading foot with a short stem, and has a bulbous body, a short cylindrical neck and an everted wavy rim. Projecting upwards from the shoulder there are three tubular spouts alternating with three horn-like handles. One side is decorated with a wreath containing the initials 'C/N.V; over 1650'


History note: Colonel H.C. Norris, Swalcliffe Park, Banbury and Trinity Gardens, Folkestone; sold by Christie's, 4 May 1916, Old English Furniture, lot 104; purchased for £8.8.0. by Mr Stoner of London on Dr Glaisher's behalf

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10.9 cm
Height: 12 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Southwark ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Mid#
Circa 1650 CE - 1656 CE


The vase was probably made at either Pickleherring or Montague Close pottery in Southwark. It is the earliest dated English delftware flower vase known.

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue
Foot Diameter 7.3 cm
Visible Surfaces

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
except base Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Earthenware, thrown, with applied tubular spouts, and rolled handles, tin-glazed and painted in blue; the underside is unglazed

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: C/N.V /1650
  • Location: On one side
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1314-1928
Primary reference Number: 71777
Old object number: 4085
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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