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Char dish: C.18-1993

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unknown (Uncertain)




Cream earthenware, painted under lead-glaze in green, yellow and black on the exterior with four char fish

Cream earthenware with very slightly blue-tinted lead glaze, painted in green, yellow and black underglaze. Circular with straight shallow sides and projecting base. Decorated on the exterior with four char fish swimming towards the left. On the base there are three blue strokes close together and another a short distance away from them.


History note: Passed down in the donor's family

Legal notes

Given by Dr Jane Bidder

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 19.5 cm
Height: 3.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1993-06-19) by Bidder, Jane, Dr


18th Century, Late
George III
Production date: circa AD 1780


Probably made at Liverpool or in Staffordshire

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in green, yellow and black)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing : Cream earthenware with very slightly blue-tinted lead glaze, painted in green, yellow and black underglaze.

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.18-1993
Primary reference Number: 72704
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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