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Chares II and Catherine of Braganza: C.1427-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Chares II and Catherine of Braganza


Production: unidentified London pottery




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, yellow, brown and manganese-purple

Reddish-buff earthenware tin-glazed, and painted in blue, yellow, brown and manganese-purple. Circular with flat centre and deep almost straight sides with an applied horizontal lug pierced by three holes. In the middle there are half-length figures of Charles II and his queen, Katherine of Braganza holding hands within an oval medallion beneath an arch. Above their heads are the initials CR and KR.


History note: Unidentified sale at Puttick & Simpson, London; bought by an unnamed dealer for £26 who sold it to Mr Stoner for £28 on 3 December 1909 from whom purchased for £32 on 3 December 1909 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.5 cm
Width: 19.1 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 17th century
Charles II
Circa 1662 CE - 1666 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, yellow, brown and manganese-purple)
Bowl Diameter 13.8 cm

Materials used in production

reddish-buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: C R K R
  • Location: Inside
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1427-1928
Primary reference Number: 71984
Old object number: 3101
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 14 February 2023

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

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