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Plate: C.1573-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

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

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with an Oriental landscape

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed bluish-white, and painted in blue and yellow. Circular with narrow sloping rim, shallow well and recessed base. The front is painted with an Oriental landscape with promontories on either side, and a small island in the foreground. Two Chinese figures are standing on the promontory on the left, and there is a temple and trees on the other. Above on the left there are two banks of clouds, and in the middle two groups of flying birds. A yellow band encircles the rim. The back is inscribed and dated, 'Mary Harvey/1750'

Notes

History note: Mr George Stoner, who gave it on 26 June 1912 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 20.3 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

Mid 18th Century
George II
Production date: dated AD 1750

Note

A similar plate with the same inscription is in the Victoria and Albert Museum (C.17-1928).

School or Style

Chinoiserie

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

bluish-greyish-white Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed bluish-greyish-white, and painted in blue high-temperature colour
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Mary Harvey/1750
  • Location: In middle of back
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1573-1928
Primary reference Number: 72248
Old object number: 4972
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 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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