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Dish: C.1487-1928

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Brislington Pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, turquoise-green, yellow, brownish-red, and manganese-purple with tulips and foliage in a vase surrounded by a scrolling border; blue dashes on the edge

Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed and painted blue, turquoise-green, yellow, brownish-red, and manganese-purple; the reverse, slip-coated, and covered with greenish lead-glaze clouded with tin-oxide. The front is decorated with three large tulips and broad, alternately blue and green leaves, standing in an inverted cone-shaped vase with blue scrolls extending on each side. Around this there are two narrow blue concentric circles, and on the rim, a border of blue scrolls between blue and wide yellow bands. The edge is encircled by blue dashes.


History note: Purchased at Kelvedon, Essex in 1897 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 40.3 cm
Diameter: 15 7/8 in
Height: 7.5 cm
Height: 3 in

Place(s) associated

  • Brislington ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 17th Century
James II
William III and Mary II
Circa 1685 CE - 1700 CE


Attributed to Lambeth on accession

School or Style


Components of the work

Back composed of lead-glaze ( greenish-buff, containing tin-oxide) slip ( pale-coloured) Front composed of tin-glaze ( white) Decoration

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1487-1928
Primary reference Number: 72076
Old object number: 11
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Audit data

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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