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Flower vase with three spouts: C.1643-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Flower vase with three spouts


Pottery: Brislington Pottery (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in manganese-purple and cobalt-blue

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed and painted in manganese-purple and cobalt-blue. The bulbous body has a wavy rim, three spouts and three horn-like double-scrolls on the shoulder, and a conical circular foot. The body is decorated with Chinese figure in a landscape, with a tree and rocks, above which is inscribed '1683 G/W R'. On the foot there are blue scrolls and lozenge-shaped motifs between narrow horizontal manganese bands, above which is a broad blue band and three more manganese bands.


History note: An unidentified lady owner by about 1902; purchased from Miss Kingsland, 8a London Road, West Croydon, on 3 December 1912, for £6

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England
  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Late
Charles II
Production date: dated AD 1683 : dated

School or Style

Transitional Period (1620-1683, China)

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue from cobalt and manganese oxides)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, thrown, with applied spouts and horn-like double scrolls, tin-glazed, and painted in cobalt-blue and manganese

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1683 G/WR
  • Location: On front of vase
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1643-1928
Primary reference Number: 72377
Old object number: 3563
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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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