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Tea bowl and saucer: C.1678 & A-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Pottery: Lambeth High Street Pottery
Proprietor of pottery: Brayne




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green, yellow, red, and manganese-purple

Buff earthenware tin-glazed greyish-white and painted in blue, green, yellow, red, and manganese-purple. The tea bowl has deep curved sides and stands on a low footring. The circular saucer has shallow curved sides. Both pieces are decorated with a floral and geometric pattern related to the 'Ann Gomm' pattern.


History note: Mr S. Fenton, Cranbourn Street, London; bought from him for £1.15s. on 19 July 1909 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Lambeth ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1790 CE - 1793 CE

Components of the work

Saucer Diameter 11.7 cm Height 1.9 cm
Cup Diameter 7.8 cm Height 3.8 cm

Materials used in production

blue, green, yellow, red, and manganese-purple High-temperature colours
buff Earthenware
greyish-white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware tin-glazed greyish-white and painted inblue, green, yellow, red, and manganese-purple high-temperature (metallic oxide) colours

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1678 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 72434
Old object number: 3060
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 11 August 2017 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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