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Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Redcliff Back (Probably)
Proprietor: Frank, Richard




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in polychrome with a Chinese lake scene, and bianco-sopra-bianco border

Buff earthenwar tin-glazed pale lavender-blue , painted in yellow, green, blue and manganese-purple high-temperature colours, and in opaque white in bianco-sopra-bianco technique. Circular with a scalloped and fluted rim, shallow curved sides, flat centre, and recessed base. Painted in the middle with a Chinese lake-scene with a large rock, buildings, two figures, and a boat within a narrow border of wicker-pattern alternating with pairs of stylized leaves or ferns. The rim is decorated in bianco sopra bianco with a border of V-shaped motifs, alternating with circles, paired scrolls, and a bud or arrowhead one above the other.


History note: Unknown before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid#
George III
Production date: circa AD 1760

School or Style

Oriental style

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in yellow, green, blue and manganese-purple, and in opaque white)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
pale lavender blue Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware with pale lavender-blue tin-glaze painted in high-temperature colours, yellow, green, blue and manganese-purple, and in opaque white in bianco-sopra-bianco; three peg marks on the back of the rim

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1702-1928
Primary reference Number: 72481
Old object number: 502
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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