Skip to main content

Plate: C.2175-1928

An image of Plate

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Maker: Unknown




Earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides; the reverse tinged with green; the base partially glazed. Painted in greyish-blue, green, yellow, orange, and manganese.
Shape 67 with warped rim.
Four stems, each bearing a large leaf and two fruits, curve over the surface with smaller leaves and spirals in the spaces. The rim is bordered by concentric bands: a broad blue and three narrow manganese, a blue and a reserved white with blue dashes over them, two manganese, and a green. The back is decorated with three pale manganese concentric bands situated midway across the sides.


History note: Purchased in *Craon ? Alley, nearly opposite Christie's*, London, on 19 March 1924 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher * for 13/-(MS Cat 4363).

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 25.4 cm
Height: 5.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Montelupo ⪼ Tuscany ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century#
Circa 1600 CE - 1700 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in greyish-blue, green, yellow, orange, and manganese)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides; the reverse tinged with green; the base partially glazed. Painted in greyish-blue, green, yellow, orange, and manganese.

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2175-1928
Primary reference Number: 73174
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Tuesday 22 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Plate" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-09-28 19:55:59

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Plate |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-09-28 19:55:59|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Plate</figcaption>

More objects and works of art you might like


Accession Number: E.278.1900

Small plate

Accession Number: C.183B-1934

Small plate

Accession Number: C.183C-1934


Accession Number: GR.57.1876

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...