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Flower brick: C.1543-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Production: unidentified London pottery




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with a continuous landscape with a horseman and a dog on each side, the top is pierced by three large and nineteen small holes

Buff earthenware, probably slab-built, pierced, tin-glazed bluish-white and painted in blue. The flower brick is rectangular with the top and base recessed and chamfered, and the former pierced by three large and nineteen smaller holes. One long side is decorated with a dog and a man on horseback travelling to the left in a landscape with a tree behind the rider and buildings in the distance on the left. The other long side has a man on horseback galloping to the left in a landscape with a tree behind the rider, and buildings in the distance on the left, which similarly continues on the short end. The landscapes continue on the two ends. The large holes in the top are encircled by a blue band, and the small holes by petal-like strokes.


History note: Gog Magog House, Cambridgeshire; Duke of Leeds sale, Christie's, 4 May 1894, Porcelain, lot 29, sold for 15s.0d.; Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 8.2 cm
Height: 9.5 cm
Length: 16.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
George II
George III
Circa 1745 CE - 1765 CE

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

bluish-white Tin-glaze
buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Slab-building : Buff earthenware, slab-built, pierced, tin-glazed, and painted n blue

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1543-1928
Primary reference Number: 72193
Old object number: 123
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 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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