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Tulip Charger: C.1485-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Tulip Charger

Maker(s)

unidentified London pottery (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in blue, pale greenish-turquoise, yellow and orange, with a vase containing tulips and carnations, and inscribed 'M/G E' over '1676' ; blue dash border

Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed, and painted in blue, pale greenish-turquoise, yellow and orange; the reverse covered with pale slip and slightly greenish lead-glaze. Circular with curved sides, and everted rim, standing on a footring. Decorated with a symmetrical group of formal tulips and carnations springing from a two-handled globular vase. Reserved amongst the flowers is a medallion containing the initials and date 'M/G E' over '1676'. The edge is encircled by a yellow band and blue dashes

Notes

History note: Mr Stoner of Stoner and Evans, London, from whom purchased for £30 on 12 June 1914 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 32.2 cm
Diameter: 12 13/16 in
Height: 2 11/16 cm
Height: 6.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 17th Century
Charles II
Production date: dated AD 1676

Note

Shape, Archer, 1997, A

School or Style

Baroque

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Back composed of lead-glaze ( greenish-buff) Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in blue, pale greenish-turquoise, yellow and orange) Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: the M raised above, but centrally placed between G and E, the date '1676' below the initials.

  • Text: M/G E 1676
  • Location: On the front
  • Method of creation: Reserved
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1485-1928
Primary reference Number: 72074
Old object number: 4607
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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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