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Dish: C.1486-1928

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Brislington Pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green, yellow and brownish-red with tulips, lilies, spiral buds, and foliage in a vase within a scrolling border; blue dashes on edge

Buff earthenware, the front-tin-glazed and painted in blue, green, yellow and brownish-red; the reverse coated in pale slip and greenish-yellow lead-glaze with radiating streaks. Circular with a wide sloping rim, and curved well, standing on a footring. The front is decorated with a blue and white striped vase containing an arrangement of five tulips, two lilies, spiral buds and foliage, surrounded by two narrow blue concentric circles, a space and another blue circle. On the rim there is a Chinese style scrolling border broken by blue flowerheads and green spots, and on the edge, a yellow band and closely-set blue dashes.


History note: Unknown before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.2 cm
Width: 40.9 cm

Relative size of this object

40.9 cm7.2 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 17th or early 18th century
James II
William III and Mary II
Circa 1685 CE - 1705 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow and brownish-red) Back composed of slip ( pale-coloured) lead-glaze Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1486-1928
Primary reference Number: 72075
Old object number: 12
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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