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Dish: C.1415-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: unidentified London pottery (Possibly)
Pottery: Unidentified Bristol pottery (Possibly)
Pottery: unidentified Dutch pottery (Perhaps)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, olive-green, yellow, and ochre with five fruits, a bunch of grapes and foliage surrounded by concentric yellow and blue bands

Reddish-buff earthenware, tin-glazed white on the front and painted in blue, olive-green, yellow, and brownish-orange; the reverse has thick, creamy-white tin-glaze. Circular with curved sides, standing on a footring pierced by a hole. Painted on the front with a central bunch of blue grapes, and five ochre fruits, surrounded by a yellow and two blue concentric circles.


History note: Unknown before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 41.8 cm
Diameter: 16½ in
Height: 7.1 cm
Height: 2 3/4 in

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England
  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, third quarter#
Charles II
Circa 1650 CE - 1670 CE


This dish may have been made in London or Bristol or possibly in the Netherlands

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, olive-green, yellow, and brownish-orange)

Materials used in production

creamy-white on the back Tin-glaze
reddish-buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Reddish-buff earthenware, tin-glazed white on the front and painted in blue, olive-green, yellow, and brownish-orange high-temperature (oxide) colours; the reverse has thick, creamy-white tin-glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1415-1928
Primary reference Number: 71951
Old object number: R 1051
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 26 September 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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