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Flower holder: C.1578-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Lambeth Pottery (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed bluish-white, and painted in blue. Square with sloping sides and recessed and chamfered top and base. The top is pierced by five large circular holes with groups of three smaller holes between them. The holes are encircled by small spots, and a row of spots runs round the edges. Each side is painted with an Oriental landscape with a man in a boat, and a building beside a willow tree on an island. A narrow line encloses the scene


History note: Miss Samuel, 5 Gray’s Inn Lane, London by whom sold on 11 February 1897 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lambeth ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Third quarter of 18th century
George II
George III
Production date: circa AD 1760

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt)
Top Depth 12.1 cm Width 12.1 cm

Materials used in production

bluish-white Tin-glaze
buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Slab-building : Buff earthenware, slab-built, pierced, tin-glazed bluish-white and painted in blue

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Professor Garner puts this to? Lambeth. c. 1760. April 1949
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1578-1928
Primary reference Number: 72253
Old object number: 95
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

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

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