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Dish: Queen Anne: C.1636-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Dish: Queen Anne


Pottery: Unidentified Bristol pottery (Probably)
Pottery: Brislington Pottery (Probably)
Norfolk House (Possibly)




Tin-glazed earthenware dish decorated in blue, yellow, and manganese-purple with Queen Anne crowned and holding an orb and sceptre between sponged trees. Yellow circle and blue dashes round the rim.

Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed and painted in blue, yellow, and manganese-purple, and sponged in blue; reverse with uneven white glaze. Circular with an everted edge, sloping rim, and curved well, standing on a footring. Decorated with the middle with a full-length figure of Queen Anne, crowned, and holding an orb in her right hand and a sceptre in her left, flanked by sponged trees


History note: Unknown before testator, 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

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

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


Formerly attributed possibly to Norfolk House, Lambeth, but probably Brislington or Bristol

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, yellow, and manganese-purple)

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Inscription or legends present

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1636-1928
Primary reference Number: 72365
Old object number: 1337
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

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

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