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Flower urn: C.1665-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unidentified Liverpool pottery (Possibly)
Pottery: Unidentified Lambeth Pottery (Possibly)




Buff earthenware, tin-glazed and painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, red, and manganese-purple. Of bell-shaped vase form with two volute handles of rolled and grooved clay, standing on a domed hollow foot. Both sides are decorated with flowers and leaf motifs in green, orange, yellow nd manganese-purple. The rim is encircled by a yellow band between two wide and two narrow blue bands, and there are similar bands around the lower edge. The foot has radiating stiff leaves in red and blue and a row of red scrolls around the edge.


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

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.9 cm
Height: 9 in

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England
  • Lambeth ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Third quarter of 18th century
George II
Circa 1750 CE - 1760 CE


Formerly attributed to Bristol

School or Style


Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1665-1928
Primary reference Number: 72414
Old object number: 273
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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