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Plate: C.1468-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unidentified Lambeth Pottery (Possibly)
Maker: Vauxhall Pottery (Possibly)




Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in blue, green and red, and sponged in manganese-purple

Buff earthenware, covered with greyish tin-glaze, painted in blue, greyish-green and dull red, and sponged in manganese-purple. Circular with a narrow sloping rim, shallow curved sides, and flat centre. Decorated in the well with a sponged manganese tree and shrub, flanked by stylized plants with blue and green foliage and a red flower. The ground is indicated by curved blue and green lines below the shrub. Encircling the rim there are two blue bands.


History note: Unidentified owner at Soham, Cambs; Mr Morley, dealer of Cambridge from whom purchased in 1893 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lambeth ⪼ England
  • Vauxhall ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Third quarter of 18th century
George II
George III
Circa 1750 CE - 1775 CE


Probably made in London at Lambeth or Vauxhall

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, red, and manganese-purple)
Whole At Rim Diameter 22.4 cm

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
greyish Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, moulded, covered with greyish tin-glaze, painted in blue, greyish-green and dull red, and sponged in manganese-purple; three spur marks under rim

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1468-1928
Primary reference Number: 72048
Old object number: R 1534
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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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