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Dish: C.1987-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Earthenware, wheel thrown, painted in blue, brown and yellow in or under a white glaze

Earthenware, wheel thrown, and painted in blue, brown and yellow in or under white glaze. Circular with deep curved sides, standing on a footring. The centre is painted with a Turkish pavilion and cypress trees conventionally treated. The narrow rim has a Chinese trellis border interrupted by blank panels.


History note: Purchased in Athens in 1904, probably in March, by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.7 cm
Weight: 1266 g
Width: 32.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Çanakkale ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - 1900 CE


Çanakkale is a seaport and a province on the south side of the Dardanelles. It was formerly known as Chanak.

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( blue, red, yellow, possibly in-glaze) glaze ( cream glaze, pitted)
Exterior composed of glaze ( cream glaze, doesn't cover the rim of the foot ring and only covers the base thinly, pitted)
Rim Diameter 32.2 cm
Base Diameter 8.9 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Earthenware, wheel thrown, painted in blue, brown and yellow in or under a white glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: cream rectangular paper label hand written in black and printed with a blue border

  • Text: Plate with a mosque made somwhere in Asia Minor, probably. Similar plates are in the Constantinople ?market. Bought in Athens, April 1904 / No. 2110
  • Location: Exterior body
  • Method of creation: Hand written, printed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: painted in black over the glaze

  • Text: SH
  • Location: Exterior body
  • Method of creation: Hand painted
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: painted in black on the glaze and covered with varnish

  • Text: C.2110
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand painted
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1987-1928
Primary reference Number: 72933
Old object number: 2110
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 27 May 2014 Last processed: Tuesday 17 October 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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