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Dish: C.1592-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Possibly Temple Back Pottery (Pottery)
Possibly Limekiln Lane Pottery (Pottery)

Description

Buff eathenware tin-glazed white, and decorated with powdered manganese-purple, and painting in blue. Circular with a sloping rim, curved sides and flat centre, standing on a footring. The front has a manganese-purple ground with an ocatagonal reserve in the centre, and eight alternatvely hexagonal and approximately fan-shaped reserves on the rim. The octagonal reserve encloses a coastal scene with three ships at sea, fortifications and a tree in the middle distance, and shrubs on hillocks in the foreground. The reserves on the rim each contain a stylized plant. The back is inscribed in blue with P/6 inside the footring.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 28.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Note

Probably made in Bristol at either the Temple Back or Limekiln Lane potteries

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue, and manganese-purple)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, powdered in manganese-purple, and painted in blue
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: P/6
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1592-1928
Primary reference Number: 72275
Old object number: 321
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 23 October 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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