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Flower brick: C.1594-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Pottery: Unidentified Bristol pottery




Tin-glazed earthenware with a powdered manganese ground and circular reserves painted in blue with flowers.

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed, and decorated with a powdered manganese ground and painting in blue. Rectangular with recessed top and base. The top has a central square aperture flanked by groups of six small circular holes. The sides are decorated with two circular reserves and the ends with one, all painted in blue with sprays of flowers. The top has two reserves in the shape of carnations outlined in blue, and a border round the central aperture.


History note: Not known before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 7.0 cm
Height: 8.2 cm
Width: 14.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
George II
Circa 1740 CE - Circa 1750 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( manganese-purple and blue from cobalt)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, probably slab-built, tin-glazed and decorated with a powdered manganese ground, and painting in blue

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1594-1928
Primary reference Number: 72277
Old object number: 55
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 17 October 2018 Last processed: Tuesday 17 October 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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