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Fire cover: C.1814-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified French pottery




Lead-glazed earthenware fire cover, with incised, painted, and applied decoration.


History note: J Grazie, 47 rue Victor Hugo, Boulogne-sur-Mer; from whom purchased for £26 on 4 October 1913 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 40.6 cm
Width: 21.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Sorrus ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: dated AD 1616


The attribution to Sorrus is doubtful

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Components of the work

Front composed of lead-glaze
Decoration composed of slip

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Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: initials with Cross standing on bar of the H

  • Text: IHS
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Applied in slip
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1814-1928
Primary reference Number: 72679
Old object number: 4728
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 20 June 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 17 October 2023

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

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