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Dish: Fruit and Leaves: C.1413-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Dish: Fruit and Leaves


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




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, pale greenish-turquoise, yellow, and ochre with three fruits, foliage, surrounded by yellow and blue concentric circles and blue dashes

Buff earthenware tin-glazed on the front and painted in blue, pale greenish-turquoise, yellow, and ochre; reverse covered with greenish lead-glaze clouded by tin-oxide. Circular with curved sides, standing on a footring. Painted on the front with three round fruits (apples or pomegranates? ) and foliage, surrounded by two narrow blue concentric circles between two wider yellow ones, and an edging of blue dashes.


History note: According to the Glaisher MS catalogue entry, not in his hand, the dish came from Lord Methuen's sale, Corsham Hall, Wilts. Sold at Christies in September, purchased February 1900’

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 7 cm
Width: 33.3 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


17th Century, Late
Charles II
Circa 1660 CE - 1680 CE


Probably made in London or Brislington

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, greenish-turquoise, yellow and ochre)
Back composed of lead-glaze ( greenish, semi-transparent, containing tin-oxide)
Front composed of tin-glaze ( white)

Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1413-1928
Primary reference Number: 71949
Old object number: 1060
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Audit data

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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