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Salver: C.1504B-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Brislington Pottery (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenware stand for posset pot, painted in cobalt blue with a man and woman drinking.

Stand accessioned with posset pot with cover (C.1504 & A-1928). Buff earthenware with very pale greenish-blue tin-glaze, painted in cobalt blue. The edge, part of which is restored, is painted n a pale blue. The circular stand rests on three feet in the shape of small birds. On the stand, a man and woman in European dress are drinking (perhaps intended to be Lot and his daughters), with the sun, moon and stars in the sky, and the initials and date 'C T A 1686'.


History note: Purchased from Mr Stoner in London with C.1504 & A-1928 for £59 on 1 May 1917 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 23.8 cm
Height: 1.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Late
James II
Production date: dated AD 1686


Previously uncertain whether Lambeth or Bristol. See Garner, 1972, in documentation, for attribution to Lambeth.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( cobalt blue)

Materials used in production

pale blue Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware with applied feet, covered with very pale greenish-blue tin-glaze, and painted in blue high-temperature colour derived from cobalt

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: the T is raised above the dot

  • Text: T/C.A1686
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Initials

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1504B-1928
Primary reference Number: 72109
Old object number: 4859
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 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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