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Candlestick: C.2434-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Factory: Metal Pot Factory
Proprietor: Eenhoorn, Lambertus van




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with floral sprays

Earthenware, moulded and turned, tin-glazed and painted in blue. In the form of a pillar with projecting drip pan at the top, and a similar projection at its base, rising from a domed foot. The entire surface is spirally gadrooned. The stem is decorated with alternating spiral stripes of floral sprays and chains reserved in a blue ground. The gadroons on the drip pan, lower projection, and the foot are decorated with alternating different floral designs.


History note: Un unidentified Sotheby's sale c. 1900; bought with other items by Mr Aked of Green Street, Leicester Square; sold on receipt of a £1 deposit to an unidentified buyer, but sale not completed; bought from S.E. Mossel of Amsterdam, at 6 Manette Street, Charing Cross Road, London, for £10 on 9 November, 1904 by DrJ.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 10 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


17th Century, Late
William III and Mary II
Circa 1691 CE - 1700 CE


The mark has also been attributed to Louwijs Victoorsz who ran the Double Jug factory (1688-1713), but is more likely to be that of Lambertus van Eenhoorn of the Metal Pot. A pair of comparable candlesticks, with the same monogram is at the Palace of Het Loo, in the Netherlands (see Documentation).

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: LVE monogram/2 or Z/o
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2434-1928
Primary reference Number: 73510
Old object number: 1153
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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