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Salt: C.1660-1928

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


Tin-glazed earthenware and painted in blue, green, and red with stylized floral sprays

Buff earthenware tin-glazed and painted in blue, green, and red. Circular with a conical foot supporting a circular bowl with a sloping rim. Three scrolls rise from the rim to support a plate. The top of the foot is decorated with stylized floral sprays, and has a narrow blue line above and below them and a wider band at its junction with the bowl. The top has a floral spray in the centre, surrounded by two concentric blue circles, plant motifs on the rim, and blue stripes on the scrolls.


History note: Mr Durancy George (a former bank manager), of Highcliff, Bournemouth, from whom purchased on 6 November 1917 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England
  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England
  • Bristol ⪼ 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 - 1730 1730 CE


The salt was probably made in London but might possibly have been made in Brislington or Bristol

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, and red) Horns:

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1660-1928
Primary reference Number: 72402
Old object number: 4053
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 27 November 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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