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Dish: Mary II: C.1650-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Dish: Mary II


Pottery: unidentified London pottery (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenware dish decorated in blue, green, greenish-yellow, and orange with a three-quarter figure of Mary II labelled W R

Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed and painted in blue, copper-green, greenish-yellow, and orange; the reverse covered with yellow lead-glaze over pale slip. Circular with curved sides, and everted rim, standing on a footring. Decorated in the middle with a three-quarter length figure of a Queen, probably Mary II, wearing a crown, and holding a sceptre with the letters W and R above. On either side of her there are half trees, and round the edge a yellow band and blue dashes.


History note: Purchased from Mr Malcolm Stoner, London for £45 on 8 April 1927 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 35.6 cm
Height: 7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
William III and Mary II
Circa 1689 CE - 1694 CE


Place of manufacture is uncertain, but probably London . The figure is presumed to be Mary II

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Back composed of lead-glaze ( appearing yellow)
Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, copper-green, greenish-yellow, and orange)
Frontq composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1650-1928
Primary reference Number: 72386
Old object number: 4975
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 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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