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Dish: Star and leaves: C.1452-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Dish: Star and leaves


Pottery: Norfolk House (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, yellowish-green, yellow and manganese-purple with a star surrounded by split leaves and berries or fruits; blue dash border

Reddish-buff tin-glazed earthenware tin-glazed on the front and painted in blue, yellowish-green, yellow and manganese-purple; the reverse is covered with pinkish lead-glaze clouded with tin-oxide. Circular with curved sides, standing on a flat footring. The front is decorated with a central medallion containing a star surrounded by three manganese-purple concentric circles. Radiating from this there are six partly green and partly yellow split leaves, with fruits flanked by blue serrated leaves in the spaces. The edge is encircled by a manganese-purple band and blue dashes.


History note: Purchased before 1900 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 35.2 cm
Diameter: 13 7/8 in
Height: 7 cm
Height: 2 3/4 in

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 or early 18th century
William III and Mary II
William III (1750-1702)
Circa 1690 CE - 1710 CE


Probably made in London at Norfolk House, Lambeth

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, yellowish-green, yellow, and manganese-purple)
Back composed of lead-glaze ( pinkish clouded with tin oxide)
Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

reddish buff Earthenware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1452-1928
Primary reference Number: 72026
Old object number: 21
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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

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