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Dish: C.204-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Slipware dish decorated in the middle with a cock within circular frame of triangles, and round the sides with alternating fleur-de-lys, tulips and another flower.

Eathenware, moulded over a hump mould, to produce the outlines of the design in relief, coated inside with cream slip, and decorated in ochre and dark brown slips under yellowish lead-glaze. the reverse is unglazed. The cream slip has not entirely covered the left edges of the dish so that the body is visible.The dish has deep curved sides and a pie-crust edge. In the middle there is a circular frame of alternately ochre and dark brown triangles enclosing a cock strutting to the right. On the sides there is a fleur-de-lys at 3 and 9 o'clock, a tulip at 6 and 12 o'clock and four stylized star-shaped flower in the spaces between them.


History note: J. Bateman, 42 Gloucester Green, Oxford from whom bought for £25 on 19 July 1912 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 7 cm
Width: 36.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, first half#
Circa 1700 CE - 1740 CE

Components of the work

Front composed of lead-glaze
Decoration composed of slip

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.204-1928
Primary reference Number: 73039
Old object number: 3522
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 4 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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