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Dish: C.2309-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Nevers factory




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue and manganese-purple. Circular with a wide almost flat rim and shallow well, standing on a footring pierced by two suspension holes. The front is painted overall with two Chinese figures by a balustrade in a landscape with a banana plant on the left, rocks, water, and pine trees, encircled by a narrow band and a broad band on the rim. The pine trees and the ground close to the figures are painted in manganese-purple.

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 41 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, Late
Louis XIV (1638-1715)
Circa 1670 - 1690


Dr Glaisher attributed this dish to Bayreuth. It was reattributed to Nevers by Bernard Rackham in his Catalogue of the Glaisher Collection, 1935.

School or Style

Transitional Period (1620-1683, China)

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt and manganese-purple)
Surface composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2309-1928
Primary reference Number: 73329
Old object number: 1484
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 19 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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