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Dish: C.1640-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Pottery: Brislington Pottery
Proprietor of pottery: Bennett, Sarah, II

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Description

Earthenware tin-glazed pale duck-egg blue on both sides, and painted on the front in blue, dark yellow, and manganese-purple. Captain Henry Walrond and Sir Edward Phillips holding the joined twins Aqila and Prisila [sic] Herring, surrounded by an inscription

Dark buff earthenware tin-glazed pale duck-egg blue on both sides, and painted in blue, dark yellow, and manganese-purple. Circular with deep curved sides and slightly everted rim, standing on a narrow footring. Painted in the middle with two men, Captain Henry Walrond and Sir Edward Phillips holding the joined twins Aqila and Prisila [sic] Herring, flanked by their names 'AQILA' and 'PRISILA'. Below the men's feet painted in manganese-purple are the words ‘HEAREIS GAIN O THE BROOM’, and round the edge, between narrow manganese bands, 'BEHOLD TO PARSONS : THAT : ARE : RECONSILD : TO : ROB : THE : PARENTS : AND : TO : KEEP : THE : CHILD'.

Notes

History note: John Eliot Hodgkin (d. 1912); sold by the executors to Wilfred Harding, London from whom purchased in September 1913 for £120 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 32.3 cm
Diameter: 12.75 in
Height: 6.8 cm
Height: 2.75 in

Place(s) associated

  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 18th century
Charles II
Production date: circa AD 1680

Note

The conjoined twins, Aquila and Prisila were born at Isle Brewers, Somerset on 19 May 1680. They were taken from their family by Captain Henry Walrond and Sir Edward Phelips (depicted on this charger) and exploited, displayed for profit, until their deaths a few years later. An analogous dish dated 1680 is in the collection of National Museum Wales (749).

School or Style

Baroque

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

dark buff Earthenware
pale duck-egg blue Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glaze

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: AQILA & PRISILA
  • Location: On front, on either side of the twins
  • Method of creation: Painted in manganese-purple
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: HEARE IS GAIN O THE BROOM
  • Location: On front, on ground at feet of the two men
  • Method of creation: Painted in manganes-purple
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: BEHOLD 2 PARSONS THAT ARE RECONSILD TO ROB THE PARENTS AND TO KEEP THE CHILD
  • Location: On front round the inner edge
  • Method of creation: Painted in manganese-purple
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1640-1928
Primary reference Number: 72371
Old object number: 3651
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 September 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

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

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