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Punch bowl: C.1558-1928

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Maker(s)

Probably Lambeth High Street Pottery (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with an inscription inside and Chinese landscape outside

Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed bluish-white, and painted in blue. Circular wth deep curved sides, standing on a high footring. In the middle there is an inscription 'Success to/How' surrounded by two concentric circles. Below the rim there is a border of alternating panels of trellis and sgraffito decoration on a blue ground. The exterior is decorated with a Chinese style landscape with houses, rocks, trees, and fences.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Beqjuest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.5 cm
Height: 8.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lambeth ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1775 CE - 1795 CE

Note

The inscription refers to Richard Howe (1726-99), a famous naval commander who became First Lord of the Admiralty in 1783, and was created Earl Howe in 1788. He was particular popular after his relief of Gibraltar in 1782 and the defeat of a French fleet on 1st June 1794

School or Style

Chinoiserie

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
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Success to/How
  • Location: Inside
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1558-1928
Primary reference Number: 72219
Old object number: 169
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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