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Burleigh House: C.1569-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Burleigh House


Factory: Lambeth Pottery
Printmaker: Kip, Jan (After)
Publisher: Overton, Henry (After)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with a view of Burleigh House, near Stamford

Earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in cobalt blue. Circular with a slightly sloping rim, standing on a footring. The front is painted overall with a topographical view of Burleigh House, near Stamford, inscribed BURLEIGH HOUSE below the chequered path in front of the house, in a landscape with two large trees and a low bush on the left, three small and two larger deer in the foreground, and the date '1745' on the right below three smaller trees.


History note: Louis Huth; sold Christie's, May 22 1905, lot 485; Mr Rochelle Thomas; Mr Stoner, London from whom bought on 20 October, 1905, by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 43.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
George II
Production date: dated AD 1745 : dated


The house and chequered path were copied from a print by J. Kip in Nouveau Theatre de la Grande Bretagne, 1715, pl. 34, reproduced in England in Henry Overton, Overton’s Prospects, c.1720-30. A similar dish is at Burghley House, and another was formerly in the Harriet Carlton Goldweitz Collection in the United States.

This is one of three recorded dishes decorated with this view of Burleigh House, near Stamford. The design was after J. Kip, Nouveau Théatre de la Grande Bretagne, 1715, pl. 34, or a smaller version published by Henry Overton in Overton's Prospects, London, c. 1720-30, pl. 65.

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in cobalt-blue

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 1745
  • Location: On front at right
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1569-1928
Primary reference Number: 72236
Old object number: 2501
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 16 February 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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