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Salt: C.1377-1928

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Probably unidentified London pottery (Pottery)
Perhaps Brislington Pottery (Pottery)


Buff earthenware, tin-glazed and marbled in blue and manganese-purple. The salt has a high conical foot, a shallow well surrounded by a wide wavy-edged rim with dimples pushed up from below. Three horn-like supports project upwards from the rim.


History note: Unidentified vendor; Sotheby’s, 22 February 1906, lot 208 bought by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 14 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England
  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 17th Century
Charles II
James II
William III and Mary II
William III (1750-1702)
Circa 1680 CE - 1700 CE


Probably made in London, or possibly Brislington.

The scrolls were intended to support a napkin or dish.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue from cobalt and manganese-purple) Supports

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, partly thrown, manipulated, tin-glazed, marbled in blue and manganese-purple, with applied coiled supports

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1377-1928
Primary reference Number: 71890
Old object number: 2468
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 16 February 2021 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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