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Dish: C.2404-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unknown




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green, yellow, and orange with large stylised fruits and a bunch of grapes surrounded by a border of blue strokes

Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed on the front, and painted in green, blue, and orange; the reverse covered with lead-glaze tinged with green except for the area within the footring. Circular with deep curved sides and everted rim, standing on a footring pierced by two suspension holes. The interior of the dish is decorated overall with fruit and foliage, including a bunch of grapes, a citron (?), three apples or pomegranates, and another round fruit divided into four quarters by curved blue lines. The outer edge is encircled by three narrow blue lines and slanting blue dashed. There are three spur marks near the middle.


History note: Madame Maillez, 7 rue Esquermoise, Lille, from whom bought for 40 francs on 7 January 1909 by Dr J.W.L.Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College , Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 33.5 cm
Height: 5.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Early
Circa 1610 - 1640

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow and orange derived from metallic oxides)
Reverse composed of lead-glaze ( clear, tinged with green, except for inside the footring)
Surface composed of tin-glaze
Footring Diameter 12.5 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed on the front and painted in blue, green and orange; the reverse, covered with lead-glaze tinged with green except for the area inside the footring which is pierced by two suspension holes; three spur marks on the front near the middle

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2404-1928
Primary reference Number: 73456
Old object number: 2932
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 3 October 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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