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Dish: Peacock in Oriental Landscape: C.1658-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Dish: Peacock in Oriental Landscape


Pottery: Unidentified Bristol pottery (Probably)
Pottery: Brislington Pottery (Possibly)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, olive-green, yellow and black and sponged in blue with a peacock on a rock among flowering plants and trees, surrounded by a border of scrolls; on the edge, blue dashes

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on the front and painted in blue, olive-green, yellow, and black, and sponged in blue; reverse covered with greenish lead-glaze with streaks radiating from the centre. Circular with curved sides, sloping rim with slightly everted edge, standing on a broad footring. Decorated on the front with a peacock on a rock among flowering plants and sponged trees, surrounded by a border of Oriental-style scrolls between yellow bands. The edge is encircled by a blue line and and blue dashes.


History note: Unknown before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 33.8 cm
Diameter: 13 in
Height: 7.2 cm
Height: 2 7/8 in

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England
  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Late-18th Century, Early#
James II
William III (1750-1702)
Mary II
Circa 1685 CE - 1705 CE


Probably made by one of the Bristol potteries, or at the Brislington pottey

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, olive-green, yellow, and black)
Back composed of lead-glaze ( greenish)
Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1658-1928
Primary reference Number: 72400
Old object number: 1548
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 October 2019 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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