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Dish: The Temptation: C.1620-1928

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Titles

Dish: The Temptation

Maker(s)

Probably Limekiln Lane (Pottery)
Possibly Bundy, Josiah (Proprietor of pottery)
Possibly Gaynard, James (Proprietor of pottery)
Possibly Brislington Pottery (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted and sponged in blue and green and painted in blue, yellow and red with Adam and Eve beside the Tree of Knowledge

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed bluish-white, painted and sponged in blue and green, and painted in yellow and red; the reverse is also tin-glaze. Circular with curved sides and slightly everted rim. Decorated with Adam and Eve holding leaves in front of themselves,standing on either side of the Tree of Knowledge with a striped serpent twined round the trunk. On the right and left there are low sponged bushes. Round the rim there are two blue lines and blue sponging.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 34 cm
Height: 7.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England
  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Second quarter of 18th century
George II
Circa 1730 CE - 1740 CE

Note

Probably made by the Limekiln Lane pottery in Bristol, or may be at Brislington pottery

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

bluish-white Tin-glaze buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed bluish-white on both sides, painted and sponged in blue and dark green, and painted in yellow and red; the glaze on the reverse had numerous pinholes and dribbling; three peg marks under the rim

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1620-1928
Primary reference Number: 72339
Old object number: R 989
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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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