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Dish: C.2428-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Greek A Factory
Proprietor of factory: Kool, Jacob van der
Proprietor of factory: Willigen, Cornelia van




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with a Chinese dragon amongst stylized flowers and branching stems

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue. Circular with a wide, slightly sloping rim, and deep curved sides, standing on a footring. Decorated in the middle with a Chinese dragon amongst stylised flowers and branching stems, and on the rim with groups of fruit in six panels with curved sides separated by trellis pattern. The edge is encircled by an orange band. The reverse is decorated with a circle of alternating stars and rings.


History note: Unknown before donor, Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 34.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Delft ⪼ Holland ⪼ United Provinces of the Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, second quarter#
Circa 1722 CE - 1757 CE


The mark indicates that the dish was made at the Greek A Factory during the directorship of Jacob van der Kool, between 1722 and 33 and under the ownership of his wife Cornelia van Willigen from 1733 to 1757.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue and orange)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue and orange

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: joined, with dot over l

  • Text: AIK
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2428-1928
Primary reference Number: 73501
Old object number: 434
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 1 November 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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