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Sugar caster: C.2284-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unknown




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in blue. Vase-shaped body supported by a short incurved stem rising from a domed foot of ogee outline. The high, screw-on cover is pierced by petal and leaf motifs, and has a stepped circular finial. The foot and neck have a Bérain style border, that on the neck with pendant swags and tassels below on the shoulder. The cover has a narrow border and the rest of the surface is scattered with groups of dots and small ladder-like motifs beween the openings. The outer edge of the foot and the body around its junction with the stem have a border of stylized leaves. The underside of the foot is marked 'A.'


History note: Rouen, where purchased in 1911

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10.4 cm
Height: 25 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Rouen ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 18th Century
Circa 1700 CE - 1720 CE


Probably from Rouen, but comparable casters were made at Lille

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue
Foot Diameter 8.7 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, pierced, tin-glazed, and painted in cobalt-blue

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A.
  • Location: On underside of foot
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2284-1928
Primary reference Number: 73309
Old object number: 1199
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 6 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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