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Dish: C.1412-1928

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Maker(s)

Probably unidentified London pottery (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, pale green, yellow, orange and manganese-purple with Adam and Eve on either side of the Tree of Knowledge; blue dash border

Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed and painted in blue, pale green, yellow, orange and manganese-purple; the reverse, coated with lead-glaze with radiating streaks of tin-glaze in it. Circular with deep curved sides and slightly everted rim, standing on a footring. The front is painted with Adam and Eve standing on either side of the Tree of Knowledge in which the devil in the form of a serpent is entwined. On either side there are stylized fences and half trees. The edge is encircled by three narrow blue bands, a yellow band, and blue dashes.

Notes

History note: Probably purchased in the early 1890s by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 32.2 cm
Height: 7.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 17th Century
Charles II
James II
William III and Mary II
Circa 1670 CE - 1690 CE

Note

Probably made in London

School or Style

Baroque

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1412-1928
Primary reference Number: 71948
Old object number: 5
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Audit data

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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