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Dish: George I: C.1637-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Dish: George I


Pottery: Norfolk House (Possibly)
Pottery: unidentified London pottery




Tin-glazed earthenware dish decorated in blue, green, and yellow with George I wearing armour, standing between sponged trees. Blue dash border

Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed white and painted in blue, olive-green, and yellow, and sponged in blue; the reverse has bluish tin-glaze with speckles. Circular with deep curved sides, standing on a footring. Decorated in the middle with a standing figue of George I wearing armour and a yellow cloak, and holding a marshal's baton, On either side of the top of his head are the initials G R. He is flanked by tall sponged blue trees, and the green foreground is scattered with blue plants. Round the edge is a blue and a yellow band, and blue dashes.


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: 34.4 cm
Height: 7.3 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#
George I
Circa 1714 CE - 1727 CE


Made by a pottery in the London area, possibly Norfolk House, Lambeth

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, olive-green, and yellow.)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
greyish-white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, the front tin-glazed white and painted in blue, olive-green, and yellow, and sponged in blue; the reverse has bluish tin-glaze with speckles. Three stilt marks on the front

Inscription or legends present

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1637-1928
Primary reference Number: 72366
Old object number: 1312
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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