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Dish: C.1659-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unidentified Bristol pottery (Possibly)
Pottery: unidentified London pottery (Possibly)
Pottery: Brislington Pottery (Possibly)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green, and yellow, and sponged in manganese with a Pierrot standing between two trees, and the initials D and H, surrounded by blue and yellow concentric circles and blue dashes

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green, and yellow, and sponged in manganese; the glaze on the back greyish and speckled in blue. Circular with deep curved sides, standing on a footring. Decorated on the front with a Pierrot standing between two trees. He holds a jester's bauble or a small butterfly net in his left hand, and has the initials D and H on either side of his head. Round the edge there are blue and yellow bands and blue dashes.


History note: The Hon. Mrs Boyle, niece of the Earl of Cork; Mr Stoner, London, from whom purchased for £18 on 17 October 1910 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 34.5 cm
Height: 8 cm

Place(s) associated

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

Acquisition and important dates

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


George I
George II
Circa 1720 CE - Circa 1735 CE


The origin of this dish is uncertain, it could have been made in London, Bristol or Brislington, or possibly on the Continent. The subject appears to be unique

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

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Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: D H
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Initials

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1659-1928
Primary reference Number: 72401
Old object number: 3302
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Audit data

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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