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Sweetmeat stand: C.1549-1928

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Maker(s)

World's End Pottery (Pottery)
Delamain, Henry (Proprietor of pottery)
Delamain, Mary (Proprietor of pottery)
Delamain, William (Proprietor of pottery)
Wilkinson, Samuel (Proprietor of pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue

Buff earthenware, moulded in parts, tin-glazed, and painted in blue. The stand is in the shape of a tier of ten shelves attached to a central hollow oval support. The undersides of the three lowest shells have protrusions for feet. The interiors of the shells are painted with Chinese style flowers and plants, except for the top shell which has a vase holding a flower and two peacock feathers. A figure 4 is painted on the underside of one shell.

Notes

History note: Miss Samuels, Grays Inn Road, London from whom purchased about 1899 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Dublin ⪼ Ireland

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th century
Circa 1755 CE - 1765 1765 CE

Note

Probably copied from a Bow or Worcester porcelain stand.

This stand was made at the World's End Pottery in Dublin during the proprietorship of either William Delamain, his 'widow', Mary Delamain, or William Delamain and Samuel Wilkinson.

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

bluish and very thick Tin-glaze buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 4
  • Location: On underside of one of the lowest shells
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Number

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1549-1928
Primary reference Number: 72199
Old object number: 994
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 16 February 2021 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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