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Dish: C.1608-1928

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Possibly Unidentified Bristol pottery (Pottery)
Possibly Brislington Pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green, yellow, and red with a central medallion containing a tulip and other plants, surrounded by a border of two-coloured leaves and fruits; blue dashes round the edge

Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed and painted in blue, green, yellow, and red; the reverse also tin-glazed. Circular with deep curved sides and slightly everted frim, standing on a footring. The front is decorated with a central medallion framed by two concentric blue circles, enclosing a tulip flanked by two other flowers and leaves growing from a slight mound. Around this is a border of six split yellow and green leaves with stylized yellow fruits and blue leaves in the spaces between them. Round the edge there are two narrow blue concentric circles and broad blue dashes.


History note: Puttick & Simpson, London, 2 March 1909, lot 67; bought by Mr S. Fenton for Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 35 cm
Height: 7.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1735 CE - 1745 CE


Made in Brislington or one of the Bristol potteries

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, and red)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed and painted in blue, green, yellow, and red high temperature (xide) colours; the reverse also tin-glazed

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1608-1928
Primary reference Number: 72301
Old object number: 3026
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 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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