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Dish: C.2133-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Pottery (Possibly)




Tin-glazed earthenware bowl painted in blue, yellow, and orange with a winged unicorn and a border of leaves

Earthenware tin-glazed on both sides and painted in blue, yellow and orange. Circular, with deep curved sides and a narrow sloping rim. The well is decorated with a fanciful winged unicorn galloping to the right over ground with small plants, enclosed by three narrow blue contric circles.. The rim has a repeating border pattern of two yellow leaves alternating with one blue, against a background of blue dots, with one blue line on the inner edge, and two lines round the outer edge.


History note: Riquelme et Fils, 5 Place de la Liberté, Biarritz from whom purchased on 7 January 1907 for 30 francs by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 31.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Puente del Arzobispo ⪼ Castile ⪼ Spain
  • Seville ⪼ Spain

Acquisition and important dates

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


Circa 1580 CE - 1600 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( and blue, yellow, orange)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
off-white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, tin-glazed off-white and painted n blue, yellow, and orange

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2133-1928
Primary reference Number: 73151
Old object number: 2775
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 29 November 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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