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Dish: Tulips growing from a mound: C.1502-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Dish: Tulips growing from a mound


Pottery: Brislington Pottery




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, olive-green, yellow, and brownish-orange with tulips and other flowers growing from a mound; round the edge, blue and yellow bands and blue dashes

Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed and painted in blue, olive-green, yellow, and brownish-orange; the reverse, covered with slip and crawling tin-glaze speckled in blue. The front is decorated with tulips, lilies, spiral buds and foliage springing from a green mound. Round the edge there are blue and yellow bands and blue dashes.


History note: Possibly bought at Barrington, Cambridgeshire in 1899 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 34.5 cm
Diameter: 13 5/8 in
Height: 7 cm
Height: 2 3/4 in

Place(s) associated

  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Late-18th Century, Early#
James II
William III and Mary II
Circa 1685 CE - 1705 CE


This is a very common charger design, see also C.1499-1928, C.1500-1928 and C.1501-1928

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, olive-green, yellow, and brownish-orange)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
uneven and speckled blue on the back Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed white and painted in blue, olive-green, yellow, and brownish-orange; reverse is coated with pale slip over which is uneven crawling tin-glaze, partially wiped off the footring

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: P(?)arrington Camb A(?) p 24 1899
  • Location: Inside footring
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in ink
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1502-1928
Primary reference Number: 72106
Old object number: 13
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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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