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Dish: Leaves and Fruit: C.1611-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Dish: Leaves and Fruit


Pottery: unidentified London pottery




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, turquoise-green, yellow and brownish-red with large leaves and fruit; border of blue and yellow bands and blue dashes

Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed and painted in blue, turquoise-green, yellow, and brownish-red, the reverse coated with pale slip and yellow lead-glaze tinged with green in four areas. Circular with a sloping rim, and curved sides, standing on a footring. Painted in the middle with a large green leaf surrounded by two blue concentric circles, and four similar leaves, with circular fruits and dark blue serrated half leaves in the spaces beween them. Round the edge there are two blue concentric circles, and one broader yellow circle with blue dashes over it.


History note: Purchased before 1900 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 30.7 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, Late
Charles II
James II
William III and Mary II
William III (1750-1702)
Circa 1675 CE - 1700 CE


The design has strong affinities with dishes from Montelupo in Tuscany which were imported into England in the mid 17th century (see C.2176-1928)

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, turquoise-green, yellow and brownish-red)
Back composed of slip ( pale-coloured) lead-glaze ( yellow, with green areas)
Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1611-1928
Primary reference Number: 72305
Old object number: 18
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 22 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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