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Punch ladle: C.1525-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Pottery: unidentified English pottery (Possibly)
Pottery: unidentified Dutch pottery (Probably)




Reddish buff earthenware tin-glazed and painted and sponged in blue. Circular with rounded sides, everted rim, and a long handle with a slight downward turn at the end. The exterior of the bowl is decorated with stylized floral sprays and the stem is sponged in blue.


History note: Bought at a shop in Bristol by Mr Goodman, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, at whose shop it was bought for £1 on 4 January 1917 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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


Circa 1720 CE - 1740 CE


No other English punch ladles are recorded, so this one may have been imported from the Netherlands

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt)
Bowl Diameter 7.2 cm Height 4.4 cm

Materials used in production

reddish Earthenware

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1525-1928
Primary reference Number: 72164
Old object number: 4052
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

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

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