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Plate: C.1457-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Possibly Vauxhall Pottery (Pottery)
Possibly Lambeth (Pottery)

Description

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed and painted in blue, olive-green, yellow, orange, and red, Circular with a steeply sloping rim, deep curved sides and flat centre. Decorated in the centre with a rose spray, a thistle spray and a crown glanked by the initials, 'A R', enclosed by two narrow concentric blue circles. On the sides and rim there are two narrow blue circles, an orange between two wider yellow circles, and one blue circle.

Notes

History note: Sotheby's, 14 March, 1911, lot 265; bought by S. Fenton for £.3 7s.6d. on behalf of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Vauxhall ⪼ England
  • Lambeth ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1707

Note

The plate commemorates the Act of Union of 1707

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue, olive-green, yellow, orange, and red)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed and painted in blue, olive-green, yellow, orange, and red high-temperature (metallic oxide) colours

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A R
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Initials

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1457-1928
Primary reference Number: 72030
Old object number: 3384
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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