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Dish: Tulips and Carnations in a Vase: C.1484-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Dish: Tulips and Carnations in a Vase


Pottery: Unknown (Probably)




Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed and painted in blue, green, yellow, and brownish-orange, the reverse lead-glazed yellowish. Circular with deep curved sides, standing on a footring, pierced by two holes. The front is decorated with tulips, carnations or pinks, a central six-petalled flower, and foliage in a bulbous vase, flanked by the divided date, '16 68'. Round the edge there is a yellow band and blue dashes.

Buff earthenware the front tin-glazed and painted in blue, green, yellow, and brownish-orange; the reverse covered with yellow lead-glaze. Circular with deep curved sides and slightly everted rim, standing on a footring pierced by two suspension holes. The front is decorated with a central six-petalled flower surrounded by three tulips, three carnations, and spiral buds on leafy stems standing in a bulbous two-handled 'gadrooned' vase flanked by the date 16 68. Round the edge there is a yellow band and blue dashes.


History note: Mr Freeman, Cambridge from whom bought in 1899 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequst

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 39.8 cm
Height: 9.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, third quarter#
Charles I
Production date: dated AD 1668


This design is known on eight further dishes.

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, dark green, yellow, brownish-orange)
Back composed of lead-glaze ( pale yellow)
Front composed of tin-glaze ( white)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 16 68
  • Location: On front with two figures on left of vase and two on right
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1484-1928
Primary reference Number: 72073
Old object number: 1039
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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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