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Dish: C.1393-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Brislington Pottery (Possibly)
Pottery: unidentified London pottery (Possibly)




Reddish-buff earthenware, press-moulded, the front tin-glazed dark blue and splashed with white tin-glaze, the back is coated with lead-glaze containing some streaks of tin-glaze.. Circular with a deep sloping rim, and curved well, standing on a footring.


History note: Marc-Louis Solon (1835-1913); sold Charles Butters & Sons, Hanley, 26-28 November,1912, lot 545. Sold Puttick and Simpson, London, 7 June, 1918, part of lot 78; Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 24.4 cm
Height: 5.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England
  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
Charles II
James II
William III and Mary II
Circa 1680 CE - 1690 CE


The shape of this dish is similar to the larger English delftware chargers, as is the technique of tin-glazing the front and lead-glazing the reverse.

Components of the work

Front composed of tin-glaze ( blue)
Back composed of lead-glaze ( containing some tin)
Decoration composed of tin-glaze ( white)

Materials used in production

reddish-buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Pale reddish-buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed mid-blue and splashed with white tin-glaze, the reverse coated with lead-glaze with streaks, probably of tin-glaze. There is probably a thin coat of white slip under the glaze. Three stilt marks in centre of front.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Rectangular white paper label with cut corners and narrow blue line round the edge

  • Text: 4343/Delft dish with/white splashes/upon a blue/ground. b/ at Putticks/June 7 1918/From the Solon/collection
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1393-1928
Primary reference Number: 71912
Old object number: 4343
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 17 October 2023

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

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