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Dish: Geometric Decoration: C.1414-1928

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Dish: Geometric Decoration


Unidentified Southwark Pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenwre painted in blue and dull orange with stylized plant motifs forming a geometrical design, with blue dashes round the edge

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed white on the front and painted in blue, and dull orange; the reverse slip-coated and covered with yellowish-lead glaze. Circular with shallow curved sides, standing on a footring. The front is painted with stylized plant motifs forming a geometrical design: a central medallion containing four orange fruits separated by V-shaped blue leaves framed by a blue circle; a white band; a wide band of alternately blue and orange plants or leaves between concentric blue circles; and on the edge, blue dashes


History note: Quendon Hall, Essex; sold 25-27 July 1906, Contents of the Mansion which comprises old English furniture of the 17th and 18th centuries, paintings old china, books, second day; bought by Mr Haggar of Saffron Walden, and sold for £2.15s. on 6 August to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 39.5 cm
Height: 6.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Southwark ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 17th century
Charles I
Circa 1640 CE - 1660 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue and brownish-orange) Front composed of tin-glaze ( white) Back composed of lead-glaze ( yellow) slip

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1414-1928
Primary reference Number: 71950
Old object number: 2589
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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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