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Drainer for Fish: C.13-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Drainer for Fish


Production: Unidentified Friesland factory




Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in blue and manganese-purple. Circular with deep curved sides and two horizontal loop handles, standing on three short feet. Pierced by a central hole surrounded by two concentric circles of holes, and further out by a third, all of the same small size. Decorated inside with two flat fish, surrounded by 'tufts' inside the narrow border, comprising pairs of manganese strokes between blue, flanked by manganese and blue concentric bands. On the tops of the handles, alternating wide blue and narrow manganese strokes. On the reverse, a central star is surrounded by a ring of stylized flower heads, and a wider band of stylized flowers and leaves. The border and handles are decorated en suite with the inside.

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Given from the Robert and Elizabeth Hirsch Collection

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.8 cm
Width: 38.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1991-01-21) by Hirsch, Elizabeth, Mrs


20th Century, second half#
Circa 1960 - 1990

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue and manganese-purple)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.13-1991
Primary reference Number: 71802
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 28 June 2016 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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