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Posset pot: C.1589 & A-1928

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Maker(s)

Possibly unidentified London pottery (Pottery)
Possibly Brislington Pottery (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware posset pot, the handles are of flat oval section, with rolled terminals. The body and the lid are painted with birds and flowers. There is a band of Chinese classic scrolls and flowers around the mouth, and stripes and dots on the handles. The painting is in blue, with manganese-purple outlines. Bluish glaze, over a buff body.

Notes

History note: Mr Acton, 10a East Street, Brighton from whom bought for £2.10s.0d. on 2 January 1897 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 21 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

Dating

Late 17th Century
James II
William III and Mary II
William III (1750-1702)
Circa 1685 CE - 1700 CE

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1589 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 72269
Old object number: 140
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 27 November 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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