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Dish: The Royal Oak: C.1425-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Titles

Dish: The Royal Oak

Maker(s)

Pottery: unidentified London pottery (Probably)

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Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, turquoise-green, yellow and orange with King Charles II and Colonel Carlos hiding in the Boscobel Oak surrounded by a blue dash border

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides, and painted in blue, turquoise-green, yellow, and orange. Circular with curved sides, standing on a footring. The front is painted with busts of King Charles II, wearing a hat with a high crown, and Colonel Carlos, hiding in the branches of the Boscobel Oak in which there are also three crowns. Across the trunk of the tree there is a label bearing the words 'The ROYAL OKe'. On either side of the tree there are very much smaller trees. The tree is encircled by concentric bands: a wide yellow, three narrow blue and a wide faint blue. Round the outer edge, there are blue dashes.

Notes

History note: Bought from Mr Stoner, London, on 28 November 1904 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge by whom lent to the Fitzwilliam Museum in June 1910

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 39.2 cm
Height: 7.6 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
Circa 1660 CE - Circa 1680 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, green, yellow, and orange)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
white, spotted with blue on the back and having several areas tinged with green Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed on both sides, and painted in blue,turquoise- green, yellow, and orange high-temperature colours; there are three stilt marks on the front, and the footring is pierced by a hole
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: The ROYALL OKe
  • Location: On the front
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1425-1928
Primary reference Number: 71982
Old object number: 2198
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 October 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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