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Fragment of pharmacy jar: C.2403-1928

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Tin-glazed earthenware painted on the side in blue, green, yellow and orange with sprays of stylized foliage, fruit and flowers and on the shoulder with a blue criss-cross border between horizontal bands

Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed on the exterior and painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, and very pale manganese-purple, and unevenly lead-glazed on the interior. Fragment of the side of a cylindrical albarello. with slightly everted rim. The exterior is decorated with sprays of stylized foliage, fruit and flowers with a blue and a manganese-purple horizontal band above them. The shoulder is encircled by a band of blue criss-crosses with a narrow and a wider blue horizontal band below and a narrow blue band above. Below the rim there is a broad blue band.


History note: Found at Cambridge; Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in blue, green, yellow, orange, and pale manganese-purple derived from metallic oxides)
Interior composed of lead-glaze ( unevenly applied)
Exterior composed of tin-glaze
Shoulder Width 15.8 cm

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing (pottery technique)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: printed in black around a circle; the number hand-written in black

  • Text: J.W.L. GLAISHER./COLLECTION. surrounding 3208/R
  • Location: On inside near the top
  • Method of creation: Printed in black and hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Museum label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2403-1928
Primary reference Number: 73455
Old object number: R 3208
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 26 September 2023 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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