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Dish: C.1605-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Pottery: unidentified London pottery (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenwre painted in slate-blue, greyish-green, deep yellow and manganese-purple with tulips, thistles and a sunflower; border of blue scallops

Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed and painted in slate-blue, greyish-green, deep yellow and manganese-purple; reverse slip-coated and lead-glazed yellowish-brown. Circular with deep curved sides and everted rim, standing on a footring pierced by a suspension hole. The front is decorated with a central sunflower or rosette, surrounded by three tulips, four thistles and foliage springing from a mound. Round the edge there are two manganese-purple bands, and a border of blue semi-circles and dots.


History note: Probably J. Bateman, 42 Gloucester Green, Oxford from whom purchased on 19 July 1912 for £2.10s. by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 32.5 cm
Height: 7.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, third quarter#
Charles II
Circa 1660 CE - 1670 CE

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Components of the work

Back composed of slip ( pale-coloured) lead-glaze ( yellowish)
Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( slate-blue, greyish-green, deep yellow, and manganese-purple)
Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1605-1928
Primary reference Number: 72298
Old object number: 3526
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 17 October 2023

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

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