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Dish: Queen Anne: C.1689-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Dish: Queen Anne


Production: Limekiln Lane Pottery (Probably)




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

Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in blue, green, yellow, and red. Circular with thirty lobes enclosing thirty smaller lobes in the well, and a convex centre standing on a vestigial foot. The front is decorated in the middle with a circular medallion enclosing a bust of Queen Anne flanked plants and red initials A and R (Anna Regina). This is surrounded by radiating leaf motifs, and round the outer edge there is a border of almond-shapes in yellow and red reserved in a blue ground, with small green trefoil leaf motifs within it.


History note: Mr J.M. Botibol, 28-30 Hanway Street, London on 25 July 1918 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 28.8 cm
Height: 5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Early#
Queen Anne
1702 CE - 1714 CE


Dishes of this shape were derived from metalwork, and were more common in the Netherlands and German states than in England

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Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Press moulding

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A R
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted in red
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1689-1928
Primary reference Number: 72456
Old object number: 4055
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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