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Dish: C.1809-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified French potter




Earthenware, decorated with coloured glazes

Earthenware, moulded, with applied moulded decoration, and coloured lead-glazes. Oval with a deep centre on which are arranged a viper, lizard, oak- and vine-leaves, fronds of spleenwort, and shells in relief, coloured blue, green, and manganese-purple; the ground, and the back of the dish mottled with blue and purple


History note: Sir Andrew Fountaine Collection; sold, Christie's, 16-19 June 1884, Catalogue of the celebrated Fountaine collec¬tion of majolika, Henry II ware, Palissy ware, Nevers ware, Limoges enamels . . ., removed from Narford Hall, Norfolk, 2nd day, 17 June1884, lot 253; bought by Wareham for 116 guineas; Rev. Thomas Staniforth (1807-87); sold Christie's, 2 May 1889, Staniforth Collection, lot ?; bought by Durlacher for 52 guineas; sold to Charles Ricketts by whom sent to the Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Sydney Cockerell in 1917; seen by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher FRS, on 23 February 1917 and taken to his rooms at Trinity College; purchased from Charles Ricketts for £60 on 9 March 1917 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 33 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

School or Style

Palissy style

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of lead-glaze ( presumed lead-glaze, coloured blue, green and manganese-purple)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, moulded, with applied moulded details, decorated with glazes coloued blue, green, and manganese-purple

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1809-1928
Primary reference Number: 72671
Old object number: 5021
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 20 June 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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