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Plate: C.1747-1928

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Liverpool pottery (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue

Buff earthenware, moulded, covered with pale bluish-grey tin-glaze and painted in blue. Octagonal with a sloping rim, and circular well with curved sides; the base is recessed slightly. The well is decorated with a branch bearing several different flowers. The rim has four panels of trellis diaper alternating with stylized flowers reserved in a blue ground. On the back of the rim there are three meandering twigs or ribbons.

Notes

History note: Mr Harrison's shop, King Street, off Cheapside, London, EC, from whom boughtt for £1 on 14 May 1917 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.3 cm
Width: 21.6 cm

Relative size of this object

21.6 cm2.3 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
George II
George III
Circa 1750 CE - 1775 CE

Note

Formerly attributed to Dublin

School or Style

Oriental

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt oxide)

Materials used in production

bluish-grey Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed bluish-grey and painted in blue high-temperature colour
Tin-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1747-1928
Primary reference Number: 72549
Old object number: 3881
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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