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Dish: The Temptation: C.1622-1928

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Titles

Dish: The Temptation

Maker(s)

Brislington Pottery (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenwere painted in blue, green, yellow, and manganese with Adam and Eve standing on either side of the Tree of Knowledge; blue-dash border

Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed and painted in blue, green, yellow, and manganese-purple; the reverse lead-glazed yellow tinged with green in some areas. Circular with deep curved sides, and slightly everted rim, standing on a wide footring. The front is painted with Adam and Eve standing on either side of the Tree of Knowledge which has five large striped fruits amidst its foliage, and the devil in the form of a snake entwined in it. On either side there are blue plants or fences. The edge is encircled by two manganese-purple bands and broad blue dashes

Notes

History note: Sotheby’s 8 February 1909, lot 101; bought for £2.2s.0d. by S. Fenton of Cranbourn Street, London on behalf of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 33.4 cm
Height: 7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 17th Century
Charles II
James II
William III and Mary II
William III (1750-1702)
Circa 1680 CE - 1700 CE

School or Style

Baroque

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, and manganese-purple) Front composed of tin-glaze ( white) Back composed of lead-glaze ( yellowish, tinged with green in some areas)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1622-1928
Primary reference Number: 72346
Old object number: 3027
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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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