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Dish: Tulips and other Flowers: C.1491-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Dish: Tulips and other Flowers


Pottery: Still Stairs Pottery (Possibly)
Pottery: Norfolk House (Possibly)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green and manganese-purple with a tulip and stylized foliage; reverse lead-glazed

Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed, and painted in blue, pale bluish-green, and pale manganese-purple; the reverse, lead-glazed yellow with radiating streaks. Circular with shallow curved sides and slightly everted rim, standing on a footring pierced by a suspension hole. The front is decorated with a central tulip with on each side of it, four leaves of alternate colours on stems springing from a green mound. Round the rim there are two blue bands.


History note: Not known, but probably bought at Cambridge before 1908 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 32.7 cm
Diameter: 12 7/8 in
Height: 6.8 cm
Height: 2 5/8 in

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ Surrey ⪼ 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 - 1685 CE


Probably made at either Still Stairs pottery in Southwark or at Norfolk House, Lambeth

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, pale bluish-green, and manganese-purple)
Back composed of lead-glaze ( yellow)
Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1491-1928
Primary reference Number: 72080
Old object number: 1912
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Audit data

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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