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Plate: C.1440-1928

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Brislington Pottery (Pottery)


Buff earthenware tin-glazed and painted painted in blue, yellow and manganese-purple. The plate has an octagonal rim, slightly upturned on the edge, and and a shallow circular well, which is flat underneath. In the centre are the initials and date ‘MS/1686’, enclosed by a wreath with a yellow bulb at the bottom. The rim is decorated with eight plants, each with a bud, two pairs of leaves, and a yellow bulb at the bottom. On the edge there is a blue line with a narrow manganese-purple line within it.


History note: Henry Griffith collection; sold Sotheby’s 28 February, 1898, Decorative porcelain, pottery, silver plate, antique furniture and other works of art, part of lot 123; bought by Mr S. G. Fenton on behalf of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Width: 21.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 17th Century
James II
Production date: dated AD 1686


On accession the plate was attributed to Lambeth.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, yellow, and manganese-purple)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in blue, yellow, and manganese-purple high-temperature (metallic oxide) colours

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: MS/1686
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1440-1928
Primary reference Number: 72006
Old object number: 52
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

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

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