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Dish: The Temptation or Fall: C.1613-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Dish: The Temptation or Fall


Pottery: Norfolk House (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenwre painted in blue, yellowish-green, and red with Adam and Eve on either side of the Tree of Knowledge

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed and painted in blue, green, and red. The front is decorated with Adam and Eve standing on either side of the Tree of Knowledge which has red fruits, and a serpent entwined in its branches. To the right and left there are sponged blue trees and on the green foreground, plants. Round the edge there is a blue band, a broader yellow band, and blue dashes


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: 34.9 cm
Height: 7.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lambeth ⪼ London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 18th Century
George I
George II
Circa 1705 CE - Circa 1730 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blackish-blue, yellowish-green, and red derived from metallic oxides)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, probably press-moulded, tin-glazed and painted in blackish-blue, yellowish-green, and red; the back may have been coated in pale slip before glazing and the glaze has been partly wiped off the footring.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1613-1928
Primary reference Number: 72310
Old object number: 2
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

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

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