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Wall cistern: C.1900-1928

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Workshop 1 (Production)


History note: Bought at Thun in September 1903 by D J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 28 cm

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 1758

Components of the work

Surface: composed of slip ( cream) Decoration: composed of oxide colours ( green, yellow, brownish-red)

Materials used in production

red Earthenware Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Painting Lead-glazing Throwing Incising

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1758/Ulrich Blasser
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1900-1928
Primary reference Number: 72829
Old object number: 1979
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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