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Dish: William III standing on a tiled pavement beneath an arch: C.1447-1928

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Titles

Dish: William III standing on a tiled pavement beneath an arch

Maker(s)

Probably unidentified London pottery (Pottery)
Possibly Brislington Pottery (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in polychrome with William III standing beneath an arch on a chequered tiled pavement

Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed white and painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, and manganese-purple; the back with unevenly distributed pale grey tin-glaze. Circular with everted rim, and curved sides, standing on a footring. King William, flanked by the initials W R, stands on a blue and white tiled pavement beneath an arch supported on cylindrical columns, with three columns and further arches to the right and left. Round the outer edge is a yellow band and a blue dash border.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 38.8 cm
Height: 10 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England
  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 17th Century
William III (1750-1702)
Circa 1690 CE - 1702 CE

School or Style

Baroque

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed white and painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, and manganese-purple high temperature (metallic oxide) colours; the back with unevenly distributed pale grey tin-glaze
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W R
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1447-1928
Primary reference Number: 72016
Old object number: R 1793
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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