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Fragment of dish centre: C.1404-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Pottery: unidentified London pottery (Possibly)
Pottery: Unidentified Netherlandish pottery (Possibly)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green, and dark yellow with pomegranates and foliage

Dark buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed creamy-white, and painted in blue, green, and dark yellow; the reverse covered with a greyish lead-glaze clouded with tin-oxide. Of roughly circular form. Decorated in the middle with a lozenge containing the initials and date 'B/I A/1643' surrounded by fruit and foliage, and part of a simulated gadroon border


History note: John Bowden, Wardour Street, London, from whom purchased for £2 in December 1898 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 26 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ English

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Mid#
Charles I
Production date: dated AD 1643

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, and dark yellow)
Front composed of tin-glaze ( creamy white)
Back composed of lead-glaze ( greyish)

Materials used in production

dark buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Dark buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed creamy-white on the front and painted in blue, green, and dark yellow high-temperature (metallic oxide) colours; the reverse is lead-glazed grey; two stilt marks and signs of a third on the front

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: B/I A/1643
  • Location: In centre of front
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1404-1928
Primary reference Number: 71936
Old object number: 2415
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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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