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Dish: The Temptation: C.1616-1928

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Titles

Dish: The Temptation

Maker(s)

Possibly Norfolk House (Pottery)
Possibly unidentified London pottery (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in polychrome with The Temptation and a blue-dash border

Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed and painted in blue, turquoise-green, yellow, and brownish-red, and sponged in blue. The reverse is coated with a pale slip and a pale brown tin-glaze. Circular with a wide sloping rim, and shallow curved well, standing on a footring. The front is decorated with Adam and Eve on either side of the Tree of Knowledge which is entwined by the Serpent. On each side there is a sponged tree and in the foreground blue plants on a green ground. Round the edge there is a blue circle, a yellow circle and blue dashes.

Notes

History note: Unknown, probably acquired c. 1900-1905 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 35.5 cm
Diameter: 14 in
Height: 7.3 cm
Height: 2 7/8 in

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 18th Century
Anne
George I
Circa 1705 CE - 1720 CE

Note

Probably made in the London area, possibly at Norfolk House, Lambeth

School or Style

Baroque

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration Front composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, and brownish-red) Back composed of lead-glaze ( brown) slip Front composed of tin-glaze Decoration

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1616-1928
Primary reference Number: 72313
Old object number: 1311
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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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