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Plate: C.1711-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Pottery: Wincanton Pottery




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'.


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


18th Century, second quarter#
George II
Production date: dated AD 1738 : dated


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

Materials used in production


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

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: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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