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Dish: William III and Mary II: C.1633-1928

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Current Location: In storage

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Dish: William III and Mary II

Maker(s)

Pottery: unidentified London pottery (Probably)

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Description

Tin-glazed earthenware dish painted in blue, yellow, brownish-orange and manganese-purple with figures of William III and Mary II standing between sponged trees. Blue dash border.

Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed very pale blue, and painted and sponged in blue, and painted in pale yellow, brownish-orange, and manganese-purple; the reverse covered with bluish-green lead-glaze. Circular with everted rim, and curved sides, standing on a footring. William III, wearing coronation robes and holding an orb and sceptre, stands on the left of Mary, who is crowned, and holds a fan. Over their heads are the letters ' W M R'. On each side there are sponged trees, and in the foreground there are two humps and two small sponged bushes. Round the outer edge there is a yellow band and a blue dash border

Notes

History note: Wills and Simmons, Oxford Street, London from whom purchased by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 36 cm
Height: 6.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 17th Century
William III and Mary II
Circa 1689 CE - 1694 CE

School or Style

Baroque

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, pale yellow, brownish-orange, manganese-purple)
Front composed of tin-glaze ( pale blue)
Back composed of lead-glaze
Base Diameter 11.9 cm

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed very pale blue, and painted and sponged in blue, and painted in pale yellow, brownish-orange, and manganese-purple; the reverse covered with bluish-green lead-glaze with radiating streaks and crawling; two stilt-marks on footring

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W M R
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1633-1928
Primary reference Number: 72362
Old object number: R 1006
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 1 February 2021 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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