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Plate: C.1448-1928

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Probably Lambeth (Production)


Earthenware, tin-glazed pale blue and painted in blue, yellow, and orange (or dark yellow). Circular with a narrow sloping rim and shallow well. In the middle, on the left is a long bust of Mary II and on the right William II. She has a yellow crown and sash, and he has a yellow and orange crown, and a dark yellow sash. Between them are the initials 'W MR' (MR joined), enclosed by two concentric narrow blue circles


History note: Purchased in Lowestoft by Mr Stoner; bought from him for £4 on 4 November 1908, by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher in London in 1908

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 21.8 cm
Height: 2.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 17th Century
William III and Mary II
Circa 1689 CE - 1694 CE


Made in a pottery in the London area, probably at Lambeth

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, yellow, orange (or dark yellow) Base Diameter 16.5 cm

Materials used in production

pale-blue Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, tin-glazed pale blue and painted in blue, yellow, and orange (or dark yellow); the glaze on the reverse has many pinholes

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: W MR joined

  • Text: W MR
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1448-1928
Primary reference Number: 72017
Old object number: 2869
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 1 February 2021 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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