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Dish: Queen Anne: C.1635-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Dish: Queen Anne


Pottery: Norfolk House (Possibly)


  • Dish
  • charger
  • blue-dash charger



Tin-glazed earthenwre painted in blue, yellow, and bluish-green, and sponged in blue with a standing figure of Queen Anne, initialled A R; border of blue and yellow bands and blue dashes

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed and painted in blue, yellow, bluish-green, and manganese-purple, and sponged in blue; the reverse has yellowish lead-glaze. Circular with everted rim, and curved sides, standing on a footring. Decorated in the middle with a standing figure of Queen Anne wearing a crown, and holding an orb in her left hand and a sceptre in her right. On either side of her are two sponged blue trees, and in the foreground, blue grasses on a greenish-blue ground. Round the outer edge there are blue and yellow bands, and blue dashes.


History note: Mr Freeman of Cambridge, from whom purchased for £5.10s.0d. in 1899 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 35.3 cm
Height: 5.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Early#
Queen Anne
Circa 1702 CE - 1714 CE


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

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work


Materials used in production

blue, bluish-green, yellow, and manganese-purple High-temperature colours
buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed greyish-white, and painted in blue, bluish-green, yellow, and manganese-purple, and sponged in blue; the reverse covered with pale slip and yellowish-lead-glaze

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: AR
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1635-1928
Primary reference Number: 72364
Old object number: 1008
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 23 January 2019 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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