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Sauce boat: C.1683B-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Factory: Unidentified Lambeth Pottery (Possibly)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in dull yellow, yellowish-green and manganese-purple

Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed bluish-white, and painted in dull yellow, yellowish-green, and manganese-purple. The body is moulded in the form of overlapping leaves with a curling twig handle, and stands on an oval foot with slanting gadroons round the edge. The leaves and stem are painted naturalistically in the three colours. The underside of the foot is inscribed 'Mrs. Taylor/STAMFOrD/1755' . One of a pair.


History note: Levine, a Norwich dealer; sold Sotheby's, 5-6 June, 1905, lot 269; Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.2 cm
Length: 20.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
George II
Production date: dated AD 1755


Attributed to Bristol in Rackham, 1935, see Documentation.

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( dull yellow, yellowish-green and manganese-purple)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in dull yellow, yellowish-green and manganese-purple

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rs of Mrs is raised with dot below; r of Stamford is in lower case form but same size as capitals

  • Text: Mrs. Taylor/STAMFOrD/1755
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1683B-1928
Primary reference Number: 72449
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 6 August 2019 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

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

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