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Tea bowl: C.1684 & A-1928

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Unidentified Liverpool pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in green, yellow and red, outlined in manganese-purple, with a fantastic bird and tree in Chinese style on both pieces.

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in green, yellow and red, out-lined in manganese-purple. Circular cup with curved sides, standing on a high footring. Circular saucer with curved sides standing on a footring. The exterior of the cup and the interior of the saucer are each decorated in Chinese style with a fantastic bird perched on a tree growing beside a rock. The rim of both pieces is encircled by a red band.


History note: M. Midgely (nephew of the banker, Edmund B. Gibson of Saffron Walden); sold by him to Mr Hagger, Saffron Walden, from whom purchased for £1 on 6 June 1906 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England
  • Bristol ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid-18th Century
George II
Circa 1750 CE - 1760 CE


English, perhaps Bristol

School or Style

Oriental style

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in green, yellow and red, out-lined in manganese-purple) Saucer Diameter 12.1 cm
Cup Diameter 7.8 cm Height 3.8 cm

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Tin-glazed earthenware painted in high-temperature colours green, yellow and red, out-lined in manganese-purple.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1684 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 72451
Old object number: 2566
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 27 November 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

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

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