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Flower holder: C.1579-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Pottery: Unidentified Lambeth Pottery (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with Oriental marine landscapes

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed slightly greenish-blue 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. All the sides are painted with an Oriental marine landscape featuring a house and tree on an island


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

Depth: 12.1 cm
Height: 10.5 cm
Width: 12.1 cm

Relative size of this object

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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)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
slightly greenish-bluish white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Slab-building : Buff earthenware, slab-built, pierced, tin-glazed slightly greenish-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 in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1579-1928
Primary reference Number: 72254
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 9 September 2019 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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