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Plate: C.1528-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Probably Vauxhall Pottery (Production)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white, and painted in blue and brownish-red. Circular with a wide sloping rim, shallow well, and recessed base. The well is decorated with a central medallion enclosing a shore scene with a tower beside the sea and two small sailing boats, surrounded by a border of diaper panels and formal flower sprays with rhomboidal leaves, alternating with stylized baskets of fruit. The rim is encircled by a brownish-red line.

Notes

History note: Bought at or near Cambridge by Mr Freeman, dealer of Cambridge, from whom purchased on 27 January 1904 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

1720s
1730s
George I
George II
Circa 1720 CE - 1735 CE

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in blue and brownish-red high-temperature (metallic oxide) colours; the glaze on the reverse appears more grey and has three peg marks close to the rim
Tin-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1528-1928
Primary reference Number: 72168
Old object number: 1914
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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