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Vase: C.2240.1 & A-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Earthenware, tin-glazed overall. The glaze under the foot and on the inside of the vase has bubbled and crawled leaving numerous circular bare areas. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, and manganese-brown.
Campana-shaped body with trumpet-shaped foot and domed cover with a teat-shaped finial.
The cover has a mottled yellow ground, decorated on each side with a cartouche containing a lion's mask, surrounded by flowers and foliage, and round the outer edge with a blue band between two orange. The finial is striped horizontally in yellow, blue, and orange. The upper part of the vase is decorated with coast scenes with classical ruins and mountains, and the lower part is en suite with the cover. On the foot are coast scenes with domestic buildings and mountains and, round the outer edges, lightly sketched brown foliage over a wide blue band between two orange.


History note: Countess Howard de Walden; Thomas Sutton, Eastbourne, purchased in February 1900 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher (MS Cat. 1121).

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 46.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Castelli ⪼ The Abruzzi ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid#
Circa 1740 CE - 1760 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in blue, green, yellow, orange, and manganese-brown)
Cover Diameter 20.5 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, tin-glazed overall. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, and manganese-brown.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2240.1 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 73280
Old object number: 1121
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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