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Cullender bowl: C.1572-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: unidentified London pottery (Possibly)
Pottery: Unidentified Bristol pottery (Possibly)




Tin-glazed earthenware, pierced, and painted in blue with flowers, leaves and birds

Buff earthenware, thrown, with pierced top inserted, tin-glazed bluish-white, and painted in blue. The circular bowl has deep curved sides and stands on a footring. Its top is slightly concave and is pierced by a large central circular hole and sixty-nine smaller ones in four circles around it. There is a rectangular hole for emptying in the outside of the bowl near the rim. The sides are decorated with flowering plants and birds, and the top with flowering plants. There is a narrow line around the inner edge of the rim, and one at the junction of the foot and bowl


History note: Mr Hildyard, York Street, Westminster from whom purchased for £1.10s.0d. on 18 May 1906 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 21.5 cm
Height: 9.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England
  • Bristol ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
George II
Circa 1740 CE - Circa 1750 CE


The cullender could have been made in London or Bristol. the b owl was probably used for draining salads

School or Style

Oriental style

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


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1572-1928
Primary reference Number: 72247
Old object number: 2395
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 9 September 2019 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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