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Dish: C.1407-1928

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Perhaps Unidentified Netherlandish pottery (Pottery)
Probably unidentified London pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green, yellow and orange with a standing dish filled with fruit, and a border of stylized flowers and foliage

Reddish earthenware tin-glazed on the front and painted in blue, green, yellow, and orange; the reverse, slip-coated and covered with yellow lead-glaze. Circular with a wide sloping rim and shallow well, standing on a footring. Painted in the middle with a standing dish, or tazza, filled with fruit and foliage, framed by a yellow and two blue concentric circles. On the rim there are stylized flower heads alternating with parti-coloured leaves, and round the edge a yellow and two blue concentric circles.


History note: Mr Stoner, London from whom purchased for £11 on 14 May, 1909 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 32.3 cm
Diameter: 12 5/8 in
Height: 7.1 cm
Height: 2 3/4 in

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 17th century
Charles I
Production date: dated AD 1648


Probably English, but possible Netherlandish.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, and orange) Back composed of slip ( probably) lead-glaze ( yellow) Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

reddish Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1648
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1407-1928
Primary reference Number: 71939
Old object number: 3023
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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