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Dish: C.1725-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Pottery: Liverpool (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, sage-green, yellow, brownish-red and manganese-purple with flowers and foliage

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed and painted in blue, sage-green, yellow, brownish-red, and manganese-purple . Circular with a wide rim and shallow well standing on a footring. The front is decorated in the middle with a large arrangement of flowers and foliage, and on the rim with six floral sprays. On the reverse, under the rim, there are four 'herbal sprigs' and in the middle, a '3'.


History note: Purchased about 1905 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 45.8 cm
Diameter: 18 in

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England
  • Bristol ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter#
George II
Circa 1755 CE - 1760 CE


Delftware decorated with 'Fazackerley' colours was also made in Bristol, but the brightness of those on this dish suggest that it was made in Liverpool.

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high temperature colours ( blue, sage-green, yellow and brownish-red)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, sage-green, yellow and brownish-red high temperature (metallic oxide) colours

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 3
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Number

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1725-1928
Primary reference Number: 72533
Old object number: 4375
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 October 2019 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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