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George II: C.1638-1928

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Current Location: In storage


George II


Pottery: Brislington Pottery (Probably)
Pottery: uncertain (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenware dish decorated with George II, crowned, wearing coronation robes, and holding an orb and sceptre, standing between two trees, with G II R above his head. Blue dash border

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white on both sides, painted indark blue, yellow, and red, and sponged in dark blue. Circular with deep curved sides and everted rim, standing on a footring. Decorated in the middle with a standing figure of George II wearing coronation robes and carrying an orb in his right hand, and a sceptre in his left. On either side of his crown in red are the initials G and R, and above it, a II. He is flanked by tall sponged trees, and round the rim there are two blue bands and blue dashes.


History note: Mr Stoner, 3 King Street, St James's, London from whom purchased for £7 on 19 June, 1906 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 35.5 cm
Height: 7.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
George II
Circa 1727 CE - 1740 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white on both sides, painted in blue, yellow, and red, and sponged in blue.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: the II raised above his head

  • Text: G II R
  • Location: On front on either side of his head and above it
  • Method of creation: Painted in red
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1638-1928
Primary reference Number: 72367
Old object number: 2479
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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