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Plate: C.1365-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Vauxhall Pottery (Probaby)
Pottery: Lambeth Pottery (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with a bell and plant motifs

Buff earthenware, covered with greyish tin-glaze and painted in greyish-blue. Circular with a narrow sloping rim, slightly upturned at the edge, curved sides and flat centre. Decorated in the middle with a bell with a spray of foliage above and below, surrounded by two narrow concentric circles. On the rim there are two more circles and six plant motifs alternating with pairs of curved lines, and a single line round the edge.


History note: Mr. Wake, Fritchely, near Crich, Derbyshire; purchased for 12s. 6d. from Mr Wake's 'Catalogue' no. 300, No. 75 in June 1905 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 19.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Vauxhall ⪼ England
  • Lambeth ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Second half of 18th century
George II
George III
1750 CE - 1800 CE


Probably made in Lambeth or Vauxhall. Said to have been made for the Bell Inn, Parliament Street, Nottingham.

School or Style


Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
greyish Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed greyish-white, and painted in blue high-temperature colour

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: formerly inscribed on the plate, no longer present

  • Text: The Bell Inn, Parliament Street, Nottingham
  • Location: On back
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1365-1928
Primary reference Number: 71875
Old object number: 2268
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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