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Fruit basket: C.1750-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Probably Unidentified Liverpool pottery (Pottery)
Possibly Vauxhall Pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue

Buff earthenware, thrown with pierced sides, tin-glazed and painted in blue. The circular basket has deep curved sides and stands on a footring. The upper part of the sides have been pierced to create the semblance of interlacing osiers or ribbons. The centre is painted with a large lotus flower and bamboo, and the interlace on the sides with cracked ice pattern.


History note: Unknown before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England
  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


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


Formerly attributed to Dublin

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt oxide) Pottery Diameter 21.6 cm Height 5.9 cm

Materials used in production

bluish-white Tin-glaze buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, moulded, and pierced on the sides, covered with tin-glaze and painted in blue

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 6
  • Location: On reverse
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Number

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1750-1928
Primary reference Number: 72554
Old object number: 178
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 October 2019 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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

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