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Dish: C.1904-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: unidentified Langnau pottery




Red earthenware, coated in white slip with incised decorsation painted in red-brown slip, green and yellow under lead-glaze. Circular with a wavy edge, wide rim, and shallow well. In the middle is a miller boulting grain through a sieve, into a large wooden vat, behind which are sacks, one of them inscribed UR with a mill-wheel below; the whole enclosed by a band with an incised inscription: 'Kein Glauben Gibt nich Jederman, welcher vor dir woll schwetzen kan, nicht ales Recht ausz Hartzes Grund, was schön u: Lieblich ret der mund/1780'. On the rim there are symmetrical groups of formal flowers, On the umnderside of the rim there is a loop for suspension, and marbling in red and white slip splashed with green; the central area of the back is undecorated


History note: Mrs Born-Straub, Thun, from whom bought for about 60 francs on 3 May 1904 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 34 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


18th Century, Late
Production date: dated AD 1780

Components of the work

Decoration composed of oxide colours
Surface composed of slip

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Kein Glauben Gibt auch Jederman, welcher vor dir woll schwetzen kan, nicht ales Recht ausz Hartzes Grund, was schön u: Lieblich ret der mund/1780\par}
  • Location: On front of dish round side of well
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1904-1928
Primary reference Number: 72837
Old object number: 2043
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 17 June 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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