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Bottle: C.2254-1928

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Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown (Probably)

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Description

Spouted bottle. Earthenware, tin-glazed on the interior and exterior; base unglazed. Painted in bright blue.
Globular body standing on a spreading foot; slender neck with a swelling below the rim and sloping spout springing from the shoulder.
The body and neck are decorated with branching stems of stylised foliage and flowers. Below the rim is a wide horizontal band between two narrow bands, repeated below the design, and round the edge of the foot, a narrow and a wide band. The underside of the spout is horizontally striped.

Notes

History note: Taormina, where purchased on 25 April 1904 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher (MS Cat. 2145).

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 24.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Caltagirone ⪼ Sicily ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th century
Circa 1700 CE - 1800 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( in blue)
Body Diameter 14.0 cm
Foot Diameter 9.0 cm
Widest Part Width 16.2 cm

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, tin-glazed on the interior and exterior; base unglazed. Painted in bright blue.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2254-1928
Primary reference Number: 73293
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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