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Porringer: C.1585-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: unidentified London pottery (Probably)
Pottery: Brislington Pottery




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in manganese-purple and blue with Chinese figures in a landscape, and inscribed '1677 IC'.

Buff earthenware tin-glazed pale turquoise and painted in blue and manganese-purple. The cup had a bulbous lower part which slopes inwards towards the mouth, and an applied loop handle which is curved on the outisde. The sides are decorated with an Oriental landscape with trees, rocks, buildings and three Chinese figures. Below the rim there are two narrow manangese bands. On the side opposite to the handle is the date '1677' and initials 'IC'.


History note: Cecil Davis, 8 St Mary Abbot's Terrace, Kensington Road, London; bought on 28 January 1924 for £42 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England
  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Late
Charles II
Production date: dated AD 1677


Probably made in London or Brislington

School or Style

Ming Transitional

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt manganese

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1677 IC
  • Location: On exterior
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1585-1928
Primary reference Number: 72264
Old object number: 4311
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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