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Basin: C.1335-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Pottery: unidentified London pottery (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with the arms of the Carpenters' Company and the date and initials '16 L/R K 80'

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed and painted in blue. Circular with a wide sloping rim, and deep curved well, standing on a footring pierced by two holes (clapmash form). Decorated in the middle of the well with the arms of the Carpenters' Company flanked by scrolls, and having below, a winged cherub's head. Under this are the date and initials '16 L/R K 80' with a loopy flourish below.


History note: Francis Bennett-Goldney (1865-1918), Abbots Barton, Canterbury: sold Puttick and Simpson’s ,4 March, 1920, Decorative porcelain, pottery, silver plate, antique furniture and other works of art, Major F. Bennett-Goldeney, lot 138; bought by Frank Stoner for Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 40.4 cm
Diameter: 15 15/16 in

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Late
Charles II
Production date: dated AD 1680


Vessels decorated with the arms of London City Companies were probably made in London

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
white with greenish tinges Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 16 L/R K 80'
  • Location: In middle of interior
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1335-1928
Primary reference Number: 71829
Old object number: 4777
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 23 January 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 22 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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