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A King holding an Orb and Sceptre: C.214-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


A King holding an Orb and Sceptre


Production: Simpson, Ralph




Earthenware decorated on the front with slip-trailing under lead-glaze

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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


Circa 1661 - 1685


Slip-decorated earthenware with lead-glaze; trailed ‘RALPH SIMPSON’ on the rim. Probably Charles II as the figure on a comparable dish by Thomas Toft is initialled ‘CR’.

Components of the work

Front composed of lead-glaze
Decoration composed of slip

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On lower part of rim
  • Method of creation: Slip-trailed
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.214-1928
Primary reference Number: 73157
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Sunday 21 November 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 17 October 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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