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Plate: C.1711-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Pottery: Wincanton Pottery

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Description

Tin-glazed earthenware, with a powdered manganese ground, and five reserves painted in blue. Circular, with a sloping rim, and shallow well. The central reserve encloses a shield bearing a figure of Apollo with Python, and in the four others there are 'mimosa' flowers and leaves. Below the shield is the place name and date 'Wincanton/1738'.

Notes

History note: Mr Frank Stoner, London from whom purchased on 5 May, 1920 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Wincanton ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Second quarter of 18th century
George II
Production date: dated AD 1738 : dated

Note

The shield bears a simplified version of the arms of the Apothecaries' Company

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt manganese
Ground

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, covered with thick and irregular greyish tin-glaze, and painted in blue high-temperature colour; five peg marks on the back and three much smaller peg-like scars
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Wincanton/1737
  • Location: On front under the shield
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1711-1928
Primary reference Number: 72486
Old object number: 4069
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 23 October 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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