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Wall pocket: C.1576-1928

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Maker(s)

Production: Temple Back Pottery
Proprietor of pottery: Cantle, Thomas

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Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with Oriental marine landscape

Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed bluish-white, and painted in blue. The wall pocket is in the shape of half of an inverted bell with a flat back which is pierced by two suspension holes 2.2 cm down from the top edge. The visible area is painted with a lake or bay with a tree and shurbs on a small isalnd at the bottom and a promontory on either side at the top, one with trees and a building, the other with two figures and a tree. The knob at the bottom is blue overall.

Notes

History note: Mr Morley, Cambridge, who according to the purchaser's catalogue 'obtained it, I believe, at Mr Christmas's sale in Cambridge'; bought about 1897 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.6 cm
Width: 11.8 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

18th Century, Mid
George II
Production date: circa AD 1750

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

Press-moulding : Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed bluish-white, and painted in blue
Tin-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1576-1928
Primary reference Number: 72251
Old object number: 482
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Audit data

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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