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Tankard: C.1423 & A-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Pottery: Pickleherring Pottery (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, and a little yellow and red with a tower and the initials and date, C\TH\1660

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in blue, and a little yellow and red. Cylindrical with slightly recessed base and narrow footrim, and with a loop handle which is concave on the outside and has a rounded terminal at the lower end. The domed cover has a narrow rim, and a capstan-shaped knob. The front is painted in blue with a castellated gate tower with a portcullis, and a conical roof, flying a flag bearing the red cross of St George, with a yellow crown at the top of the pole above it. Below are the initials and date: C\T H\1660.


History note: Mr Stoner, London, from whom purchased on 21 June 1911 for £25 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 26.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Southwark ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, third quarter#
Charles II
Production date: dated AD 1660

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high temperature colours ( blue, yellow, and red)
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Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
white Tin-glaze

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: C/TH/1660
  • Location: On front of exterior
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1423 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 71980
Old object number: 3451
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 18 July 2017 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

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

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