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Monteith: C.1674-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unidentified Lambeth Pottery (Probably)

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Description

Buff earthenware tin-glazed greenish-white and painted in blue, dull green, dull yellow, brownish-red, and brown. Circular with six double scallops round the rim, and deep curved sides, standing on a footring, pierced by two holes before firing. Inside two concentric blue circles enclose a Oriental garden with a tree, flowering shrub, bamboo and banded rush fencing. On the exterior there are two similar gardens, and a narrow blue line following the curves of the rim.

Notes

History note: Mrs Miller (née James), Lansdowne, Bournemouth from whom bought for £8 on 27 November 1920 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 25.7 cm
Height: 11.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lambeth ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1740 CE - 1750 CE

Note

The decoration of this monteith (a bowl for rinsing and cooling wine glasses) was probably inspired by Japanese Kakiemon porcelains which had been imported since the 1680s. Kakiemon designs are uncommon on English delftware but were frequently imitated on soft-paste porcelain in England and on the Continent.

School or Style

Kakiemon

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, dull green, dull yellow, brownish-red, and brown)
Bowl
Rim

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
greenish-white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1674-1928
Primary reference Number: 72429
Old object number: 4528
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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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