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Plate: C.1677-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Vauxhall Pottery (Possibly)
Production: Norfolk House (Possibly)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, yellow, and red with a stylized landscape and border

Buff earthenware, painted in blue, red, and yellow. Circular with slightly sloping rim, shallow sides, and flat centre with recessed base. The flat area is decorated with a stylized Oriental landscape within two narrow concentric circles. In the middle two red curved pine trees, spring from a blue rock on each side of which are a trellis fence, a house, shrubs, and rocks. Above on each side, is a small clump of grasses, and in the middle higher up, a larger group of plants. Round the outer edge of the rim there is a border of alternating panels of red trellis-diaper and foliage separated by curved blue lines and edged by narrow blue bands.


History note: Bought in Cambridge in about 1895 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Width: 22 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 18th Century
George I
Production date: circa AD 1720


Probably made at either Vauxhall or Lambeth

School or Style


Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in blue and red

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1677-1928
Primary reference Number: 72433
Old object number: 603
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 7 October 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

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

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