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Bowl: C.1882 & A-1928

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Red earthenware painted in green, yellow, brown and blue and lead-glazed. The bowl is in the shape of a depressed cone or artichoke with scales moulded in relief, and stands on a short stem rising from a wide circular foot with small relief sprays applied to its top. The inside is painted in red with the initials 'HV R' and the date '1764'. The underside of the lid is incised with the initials 'S R' and 'H x R' with the date '1774' between them


History note: Bought from Mrs Born-Straub, at Thun, 3 May 3 1904 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Langnau ⪼ Canton of Bern ⪼ Switzerland

Acquisition and important dates

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


Third quarter of 18th century
Production date: dated AD/CE 1764

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( red-brown, yellow, green, brown, and dark blue)

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: HV R and 1764
  • Location: Inside bowl
  • Method of creation: Painted in red
  • Inscription
  • Text: S R 1764 H x R
  • Location: Underside of cover
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1882 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 72805
Old mobject number: 2046
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 19 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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