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Water bottle: C.1552-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Probably Temple Back Pottery (Pottery)
Cantle, Thomas (Proprietor)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with two Chinese figures in a landscape

Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed bluish-white, and painted in blue. The bottle stands on a footring. It has an ovoid body and a long slender neck with a cup-shaped mouth. The lower part is decorated with one seated and one standing Chinese figure in a landscape.

Notes

History note: Miss Adams, Creakway, Broadstone, Dorset; bought by Mrs. W.D. Dickson in January, 1926 for Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 23.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
George II
Circa 1750 CE - 1760 CE

School or Style

Chinoiserie

People, subjects and objects depicted

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

Throwing : Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed bluish-white, and painted in blue high-temperature colour
Tin-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1552-1928
Primary reference Number: 72207
Old object number: 4795
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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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