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Vase: C.1459-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unidentified Lambeth Pottery (Probably)




Buff earthenware, tin-glazed and painted in blue, green, yellow, and red. Square in plan with deep sloping sides, two of which on opposing sides have a winged cherub's head applied in relief. The angles and top are edged with a twisted rope in relief, and on each top corner there is an acorn finial. The rope and acorns are painted blue. The sides are decorated in polychrome with small birds among flowering plants and rocks.


History note: Said to have come from 'a very good family' in Reach, Cambridgeshire by Mr Morley, a Cambridge dealer, who sold it in April to Mr J.C.C. Boger, an undergraduate at Pembroke College, Cambridge. Boger sold it for 17s. 6d, on 4 June 1894 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 24.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lambeth ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Early#
Production date: circa AD 1705 : Dated on the basis of the similarity of the decoration to a plate and a jar dated 1705


Probaby made by one of the Lambeth potteries

School or Style


Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
shiny white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1459-1928
Primary reference Number: 72032
Old object number: 124
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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