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Dish: C.1495-1928

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unidentified London pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, turqoise-green, and deep yellow with tulips and foliage; blue dash border; back lead-glazed

Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed and painted in blue, turquoise-green, and deep yellow; the reverse coated with pale slip and yellow lead-glaze. Circular with deep curved sides and everted rim, standing on a footring. The front is decorated with three tulips, a carnation, two buds, and blue spiral seed heads with dense flat-leaves on stems springing from a mound. Round the edge there is a yellow band and blue dashes.


History note: E.M.Tuke; his widow; after her death, sold in the Tuke Sale, The Vineyard, Saffron Walden on 18 June, 1908, part of lot 363; Mr Hagger, dealer of Saffron Walden who sold it to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequst

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 35.8 cm
Height: 8.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th century
Charles II
James II
William III and Mary II
Circa 1680 CE - 1700 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, dark yellow) Back composed of slip ( pale) lead-glaze ( yellow) Front composed of tin-glaze Buff composed of earthenware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed and painted in blue, green, dark yellow high-temperature (oxide) colours; the reverse slip-coated and covered with yellow lead-glaze, except for four bare areas which appear to be finger-marks

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: no longer present but described by Glaisher in MS Catalogue

  • Text: Feb 2 1886
  • Location: Unknown
  • Method of creation: No longer present
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1495-1928
Primary reference Number: 72089
Old object number: 2125
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

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

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