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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


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




Earthenware tin-glazed lavender-blue and painted in blue, yellow and manganese-purple with a Chinese figure beside a pavilion, and in bianco-sopra-bianco with a floral border. Reverse inscribed 'P/JB/1763'.

Buff earthenware tin-glazed pale lavender-blue and painted in blue, yellow and manganese-purple, and in opaque white in bianco-sopra-bianco technique. Circular with a wide rim, shallow curved sides and flat centre with recessed base. Decorated in the middle with a Chinese figure beside a pavilion and trees within a narrow circular geometric border. The rim is painted in bianco-sopra-bianco with two large sprays of stylized flowers, leaves and ‘pine cones’ separated by single flower heads. The reverse is inscribed in the centre in blue ‘P/JB/1763’.


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: 22.7 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, third quarter#
George III
Production date: dated AD 1763

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue, yellow, manganese-purple, and white)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
lavender-blue Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed lavender-blue, and painted in blue, yellow, and manganese-purple, and bianco-sopra-bianco

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: P/JB/1763
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1704-1928
Primary reference Number: 72483
Old object number: 1518
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 October 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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