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Punch bowl: C.1666-1928

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Vauxhall Pottery (Pottery)
Chilwell, William I (Proprietor of pottery)


Buff earthenware, tin-glazed white, and painted in blue, green, and red. Circular with deep sloping sixes standing on a footring. The centre is decorated with a floral spray and the sides with twelve geometrical motifs. The exterior is decorated with panels of formal flowers, and pendants with flowers and leaves reserved in a blue ground. Round the base there is a border of sgraffito scrolls in a blue ground.


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: 29.5 cm
Height: 15.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Vauxhall ⪼ Surrey ⪼ 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 1730 CE


The sgraffito scrolls match a fragment from the Vauxhall Pottery site

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue, green, and red)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware with many white dots Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed, and painted in blue, green, and red; the glaze has many white dots

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1666-1928
Primary reference Number: 72415
Old object number: R.1780
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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