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Flower vase: C.2305-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Nevers pottery




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue and manganese-purple with Oriental flowers

Buff earthenware, pierced, tin-glazed and painted in blue and manganese-purple. The vase is lamp-shaped with flaring mouths at either end and in the middle, and twelve holes pierced in the top to take the flower stems. The body is supported on a slightly conical circular foot. The sides are decorated with arrangements of Oriental style flowers and foliage, and on each end there is an oval panel containing a plant with two flowers surrounded by borders of wavy-edged leaves. The central spout is decorated with elongated leaves between pairs of manganese horizontal bands.The top of the foot has a border of leaves between pairs of manganese-purple bands.


History note: Purchased in Rouen about 1900 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 16 cm
Length: 24.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Nevers ⪼ Bourgogne-Franche Comté ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


17th Century, second half#
Louis XIV (1638-1715)
1650 CE - 1700 CE


The shape of the lamp is rather like an incense-burner or a Roman lamp

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt and manganese-purple)
Foot Diameter 10.5 cm

Materials used in production

buff appearing pink under foot Earthenware

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2305-1928
Primary reference Number: 73326
Old object number: 1236
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 19 July 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 17 October 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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