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Dish: C.1490-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: unidentified London pottery




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green, deep yellow and manganse-purple with tulips growing from a mounded surrounded by a border of leaves and fruits, with blue dashes on the edge

Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed and painted in blue, green, deep yellow, and manganese purple; the reverse covered with pale manganse-purple tin-glaze. Circular with curved sides, with slightly everted rim, standing on a footring, pierced by a hole. The front is decorated with a central medallion containing three tulips, two carnations, and buds on leafy stems springing from a low mound, surrounded by a frame of four concentric circles: two narrow blue between two yellow. Beyond this is a boder of parti-coloured yellow and green leaves placed end to tip to form a zig-zag with blue, or yellow and orange fruits in the spaces. Round the edge there is a yellow band and blue dashes.


History note: Stovold family, Till Hill, Tilford, Surrey; F.W. Phillips, Manor House, Hitchin, from whom purchased about 1900 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Late
Charles II
Circa 1665 CE - 1680 CE

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Components of the work


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed white and painted in blue, green, yellow, and orange; the reverse tin-glazed pale manganese-purple; the footring has had almost all the glaze wiped off it.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1490-1928
Primary reference Number: 72079
Old object number: 1369
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 17 April 2023 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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