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View of a Brickyard: C.2-1931

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Current Location: In storage


View of a Brickyard


Pottery: Unidentified Lambeth Pottery




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with a view of a brickyard, Chinese-style diaper border and red edge; reverse inscribed 'C/W.M underlined 1761'

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed and painted in blue and red. Circular with a slightly sloping rim, shallow well with curved sides, and recessed base. The front is decorated overall with a view of a brickyard, surrounded round the edge by a narrow border of Chinese diaper ornament. The edge is red. The base is decorated with a circular frame of scrolls and leaf sprays enclosing the inscription 'C/W.M' underlined '1761' and on the under-side of the rim with three meandering floral sprays.


History note: Bryan Harland; Mrs Bryan Harland; sold Sotheby’s, 11-12 February, 1931, The Harland Collections: the well-known collection of early English Pottery; various works of art, on first day lot 69

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 34.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lambeth ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought with (1931-02-11) by Sotheby's


Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Production date: dated AD 1767


Formerly attributed to Liverpool, but probably made by one of the Lambeth potteries or elsewhere in the London area

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue and red)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, and red high-temperature (metallic oxide) colours, the latter on the rim only

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: C\W.M underline 1761
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2-1931
Primary reference Number: 73196
Glaisher Addition number: Gl. Add.19-1931
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 23 August 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

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

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