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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Three Ash Barrels Factory
Proprietor of factory: Dextra, Zacharius




Tin-glazed earthenware, pierced, and painted in blue


History note: Debenham & Freebody, London, where bought for £5.5.0. on 12 March 1897, by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequedst

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#
18th Century, third quarter#
Circa 1722 - 1759


The Three Ash Barrels Factory (Drie Posteleyne Astonne), operated between 1655 and 1804. The mark on this basket indicates that it was made during the directorship of Zacharias Dextra between 1722 and 1759.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue derived from cobalt)
Surface composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2439-1928
Primary reference Number: 73515
Old object number: 100
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 1 November 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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