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Basin: C.1912 & A-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Production: Workshop 3

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Description

Red earthenware partially coated in white slip, and with incised, and painted decoration in green, yellow, and reddish-brown under lead glaze. The basin has four feet in the form of ox hooves, and four S-scroll handles alternating with four relief masks. The cover is domed and stepped and has a circular two-stage finial. The outside is decorated with short lines of white slip under the masks, lines down the sides of the handles, and bands round the cover and knob. The inside of the bowl is decorated with a spray of flowers and the name and date 'Salome/17' and Schütz/77'. The inside of the lid is decorated with a floral spray dividing the date, '1777'.

Notes

History note: Bought at Thun in 1899 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.5 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

Dating

18th Century, Late
Production date: dated AD 1777

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( green, yellow, and brownish-red) slip ( white)
Bowl
Masks

Materials used in production

red Earthenware
Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Salome Schütaz/1777
  • Location: Inside on base of bowl
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1912 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 72850
Old object number: 108
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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