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Punch bowl: C.1526-1928

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Maker(s)

Possibly unidentified London pottery (Pottery)
Possibly Brislington Pottery (Pottery)
Possibly Unidentified Bristol pottery (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue

Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed, and painted in blue. Circular with deep curved and sloping sides, standing on a footring. The inside is decorated with a central floral spray surrounded by three narrowly spaced concentric circles, and with a further two below the rim. On the exterior there are six truncated triangular panels wth pendant leaves and small scrolls, alternating with six floral sprays in Oriental style. Below there are three narrow concentric circles, two broad bands with diagonal stripes between them, and three more narrow circles.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 26.9 cm
Height: 11.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England
  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Second quarter of 18th century
George II
Circa 1730 CE - 1745 CE

Note

This bowl's decoration is not typical of any one centre of production

School or Style

Oriental

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1526-1928
Primary reference Number: 72165
Old object number: 193
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 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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