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Shallow bowl: C.1366-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Possibly Vauxhall Pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in blue with a basket of flowers and sprays of flowers and foliage

Buff earthenware with slightly blue tin-glaze, painted in blue. The circular plate has a narrow sloping rim, deep curved sides and almost flat centre, It is decorated in the middle with a basket of flowers in Chinese style with two flying insects surrounded by a circular frame resembling a twisted ribbon on a blue ground. On the rim and sides there are four sprays of flowers and foliage with two narrow bands below and one on the edge.


History note: Bought at an unrecorded date at 68, Bridge Street, Cambridge by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 21.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


George I
George II
Circa 1720 CE - Circa 1740 CE


Made in London, possibly at Vauxhall Pottery

School or Style

Chinese style

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware slightly bluish Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware with slightly blue tin-glaze, painted in blue high temperature colour

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1366-1928
Primary reference Number: 71876
Old object number: 361
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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

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