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Posset pot: C.1646 & A-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Pottery: Brislington Pottery

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Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with Chinese figures in a landscape, and with turquoise-green on the handles

Buff earthenware tin-glazed very pale turquoise-blue, and painted in blue and turquoise-green. The bulbous pot stands on three feet in the shape of birds. It has two handles made of three joined rolls of clay with applied pellets on the backs and volutes with twisting terminals at the junctions with the body. The spout is decorated with pellets and has twisting terminals at both ends. The domed cover has two handles like those on the body which are joined at the top to a large acorn-shaped knob with a small acorn-shaped finial (restored). On the back of all four handles there is a turquoise-green snake. The sides and cover are decorated with Chinese figures standing or sitting in Oriental landscapes.

Notes

History note: Mr Button, Lower Grosvenor Street, London from whom purchased for £10.10s.0d. on 18 November 1907 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 30 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Last quarter of 17th century
Charles II
James II
William III and Mary II
William III (1750-1702)
Circa 1675 CE - 1700 CE

School or Style

Baroque
Ming Transitional

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt)
Decoraton
Handles
Pot

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
pale turquoise-blue Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1646 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 72380
Old object number: 2739
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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