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Dish: an Unidentified Cavalier: C.1651-1928

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Dish: an Unidentified Cavalier


Perhaps uncertain (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in blue, pale turquoise-green, yellow, and manganse-purple with a rider mounted on a horse cantering to the left towards a fence; border of a yellow band and blue dashes

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 34.7 cm
Height: 8.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 17th or early 18th century
William III (1750-1702)
Production date: circa AD 1700


This dish was catalogued by Rackham (1935), as English, but late 20th century opinion veered towards a Frisan attribution. The image appears to be based on a print of an equestrian portrait of William III by T. van Merlen of which there is an example in the British Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings (1848.9.11.353)

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Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing Moulding

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1651-1928
Primary reference Number: 72387
Old object number: 1543
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

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

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