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Posset pot: C.1333-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Pottery: unidentified London pottery

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Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with exotic plants and butterflys

Buff earthenware, thrown, with recessed base, applied handles and tubular spout, tin-glazed and painted in blue. The pot is cylindrical with two loop handles each with an inward scroll at the top and an outward scroll at the lower end. A narrow tubular spout is applied to the front, and curves outwards slightly at the top (restored). Both sides are painted with two arrangements of exotic flowering plants tilting towards the centre . On the back there are two butterflies between them, and on the front the date 1674 above the spout.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 13 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

17th Century, third quarter#
Charles II
Production date: dated AD 1674

School or Style

Baroque

Components of the work

Visible Areas composed of tin-glaze ( white; wiped off base)
Decoration composed of cobalt
Body
Handle

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1674
  • Location: Above spout
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1333-1928
Primary reference Number: 71827
Old object number: R.1244
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Audit data

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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