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Punch bowl: C.1503-1928

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Maker(s)

Brislington Pottery (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greenish-blue and painted in blue. Circular with deep curved sides, standing on a footring. The exterior is painted with Chinese figures in an Oriental landscape. Thei nside has a central medallion enclosing a three-quarter length figure of a man holding small cups standing beside a table on which there is a punch bowl. He has long hair, and wears a coat and a cravat. Above his head are the initials and date
T S/16 84'. On either side of medallion there is a plant. On the sides there is a horizontal line with stylized shallow fan-shaped groups of leaves or flowers alternating with three leaves.

Notes

History note: Puttick & Simpson, London, sale of 1 February 1918; bought by Mr Stoner on behalf of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 29.7 cm
Height: 14 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 17th Century
Charles II
Production date: dated AD 1684

Note

The Chinese figures and landscape on the exterior were derived from Chinese porcelain in the Ming Transitional style

School or Style

Ming Transitional

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware greenish-blue Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed greenish-blue, and painted in blue high-temperature colour
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: T S/16 84
  • Location: Inside bowl over man's head
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1503-1928
Primary reference Number: 72107
Old object number: 4608
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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