Skip to main content

Dish: a tazza filled with fruit: C.1432-1928

An image of Dish

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Dish: a tazza filled with fruit


Production: unidentified London pottery (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green, yellow and orange

Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed and painted in blue, pale green, yellow and orange; the reverse possibly coated wth pale slip and lead-glazed yellowish-brown with radiating streaks of darker brown. Circular wth deep sides, standing on a footring (Archer's Shape A). The middle is decorated with a tazza filled with a pomegranate, grapes and other fruit, with the date 1674 written with two digits on either side of the stem. Below the rim there is a border of alternating yellow and orange leaves and blue rosettes, and on the edge, a yellow line and blue dashes.


History note: Unidentified owner at Ampthill from whom bought by Mr Roe of Cambridge (according to his son) , who sold it for £5 on 10 February 1904 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Third quarter of 17th century
Charles II
Production date: dated AD 1674


Probably made by a London pottery

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, pale green, yellow, and orange)
Front composed of tin-glaze ( front)
Reverse composed of lead-glaze ( yellowish-brown)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 16 74
  • Type: Date

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1432-1928
Primary reference Number: 71995
Old object number: 2010
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Dish: a tazza filled with fruit" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-02-03 20:36:34

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Dish: a tazza filled with fruit |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-02-03 20:36:34|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        alt="Dish: a tazza filled with fruit"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Dish: a tazza filled with fruit</figcaption>

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like


Accession Number: C.2406-1928


Accession Number: C.1407-1928

Saucer dish

Accession Number: C.5-1955

Saucer dish

Accession Number: OC.17-1936

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...