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The Monument, London: C.1368-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

The Monument, London

Maker(s)

Pottery: unidentified London pottery

Entities

Categories

Description

Earthenware tin-glazed on the front and painted in blue. Rectangular with an integral raised frame. In the centre there is a simplified representation of the Monument, London, flanked by the initials and date A/17 and W/38 (AW 1738). On three sides of the edge there is a border of lappets and stylized floral motifs, and on the frame a running border of leaves.

Notes

History note: Mr Stonor, King Street, St James's, London from whom purchased for £6.6s. 0d. on 13 June 1906 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 31.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

1730s
Production date: dated AD 1738

Note

The Monument in London was built between 1671-6 to commemorate the Great Fire of London in 1666.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt)
Front composed of tin-glaze
Border

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: the initials AW and date 1738 on two lines each separated by the Monument

  • Text: A/17 W/38
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1368-1928
Primary reference Number: 71878
Old object number: 2516
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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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