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Flower brick: C.1544-1928

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Maker(s)

unidentified London pottery (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, with a continuous landscape with two men and a dog on one side and a lady and gentleman and a dog on the other. the top is pierced by twenty-one holes

Buff earthenware, probably slab-built, pierced, tin-glazed bluish-white and painted in blue. The flower brick is rectangular with its top and base recessed and chamfered. The top is pierced by twenty small circular holes to take the flower stems. One long side is decorated with a dog and a seated and a standing figure in a landscape with a large tree on the right and distant buildings on the left. The other side has a lady and gentleman standing beside a broken column, and a rabbit in a landscap with a large tree on the right and distant buildings on the left. Both landscapes continue on the short ends. The holes in the top are encircled by petal-like strokes.

Notes

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

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 8.1 cm
Height: 9.6 cm
Width: 16.0 cm

Relative size of this object

16 cm9.6 cm8.1 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

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

Components of the work

Top

Materials used in production

bluish-white Tin-glaze buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Slab-building : Buff earthenware, probably slab-built, pierced, tin-glazed bluish-white, and painted in blue
Tin-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1544-1928
Primary reference Number: 72194
Old object number: 49
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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