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Dish: C.1527-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unidentified Lambeth Pottery (Probably)

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Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with a standing figure of Mezzetin in a landscape

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white and painted and sponged in blue. Circular with a sloping, slightly concave rim, shallow well, and recessed base. The front is decorated with a standing figure, probably Mezzetin from the Italian Comedy, playing a lute, in a landscape with sponged trees and shrubs on either side, and five birds flying overhead. Round the edge there is a narrow blue line.

Notes

History note: Sotheby's, 13 June 1906, part of lot 285; bought for £2.2s. by S.G. Fenton on behalf of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Request

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 34 cm
Height: 4.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ 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 I
George II
Circa 1725 CE - 1735 CE

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
greyish-white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed greyish-white, and painted and sponged in blue high-temperature colour; the glaze on the reverse appears grey,with many pinholes, and has one peg mark near the rim
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: No 2435/Bristol delft/dish painted in/blue with a/man playing a/mandoline/b. atSotheby's/June 13 1906
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1527-1928
Primary reference Number: 72167
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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