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Dish: Tulips and foliage: C.1494-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Dish: Tulips and foliage


Pottery: Unknown




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, pale green, yellow, and dark greyish-blue (perhaps manganese) with tulips and other flowers and foliage; border of blue and yellow circles and blue dashes

Dark buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed and painted in blue, pale green, yellow, and dark greyish-blue (perhaps manganese); the reverse, slip-coated and covered with uneven greenish lead-glaze. Circular with slightly everted rim, and deep curved sides, standing on a footring. The front is decorated with tulips, spiral buds and foliage springing from a small low mound. Round the edge there is a blue band flanked by wider yellow bands, and blue dashes.


History note: Unidentified vendor at a sale in Bedford where bought by Mr Roe, a Cambridge dealer, from whom purchased on 22 November, 1904 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 36 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


17th Century, Late
Charles II
Circa 1670 CE - 1685 CE


This charger was one of a pair

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, pale green, yellow and a dark blue or manganese-purple)
Back composed of lead-glaze ( greenish and streaky)
Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

dark buff Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1494-1928
Primary reference Number: 72088
Old object number: 2190
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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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