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Plate: C.1355-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unidentified Delft factory

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Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with a classical pastoral scene

Pale buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in blue. Octagonal with a wide rim and shallow well. The middle is decorated with a pastoral landscape. A shepherdess seated beside a tree on the left is being presented with a stem of flowers by a shepherd. Each has a staff with a cupped end for throwing stones. On the right there are four sheep, and another is behind the shepherd. On the rim, there are stylized plant motifs on the angles with crossed lozenges in the spaces between them. The reverse is undecorated.

Notes

History note: Mr Dickinson, Wigmore Street, London, from whom purchased in 1898 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Width: 20.3 cm
Width: 8 in

Place(s) associated

  • Delft ⪼ Holland ⪼ United Provinces of the Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

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

Note

Formerly identified as English, but probably made in Delft in the Netherlands

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding
Tin-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1355-1928
Primary reference Number: 71860
Old object number: 692
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 26 July 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 17 October 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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