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Porringer: C.2322 & A-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unidentified Nevers pottery




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green, yellow and black inside with St Joseph leading the boy Christ by the hand and inscribed in the border 'Rd JosePh Arnaud recteur de notre dame de Bonnes nouvelles 1757


History note: Paris, where purchased on 22 November 1904 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.5 cm
Width: 30 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Nevers ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter#
Production date: dated AD 1757 : on purchase Dr Glaisher believed this to be a modern reproduction, but Rackham, 1935, catalogued it as of the date inscribed on it


When Glaisher purchased this ├ęcuelle he believed it to be a modern reproduction

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow and black)

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Rd Joseph Arnaud recteur de notre dame de Bonnes nouvelles 1757
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2322 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 73361
Old object number: 2226
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 23 March 2016 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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