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Vase: C.2498-1928

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Drie Posteleyne Astonne (Production)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue in Chinese style

Pale buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed and painted in blue. The large oviform vase has a short cylindrical neck. The sides are decorated with eight vertical panels painted alternately with Chinese figures in gardens and landscapes or a large vase of flowers and foliage flanked by a vase of flowers on a table and flowers in a three-legged cauldron. Below there is a horizontal band of scrolls with pendant leaves, and round the shoulder a border of formal flower heads and scrolls.


History note: Unidentified vendor in Berlin; bought by Mr Dickinson of Dickinson & Son, Wigmore Street, London, from whom purchased shortly after its arrival from Berlin on 8 November 1900 for £35 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 55 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


Late 17th Century
Circa 1685 CE - 1700 CE


On accession by Glaisher the vase was attributed to Ghisbrecht Lambrechtz Kruyk or Cruyck, but without evidence. The GK mark is now attributed to Gerrit Pietersz Kamm the proprietor of the Drie Posteleyne Astonne between 1679 and 1700.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt ( blue derived from cobalt) Base Diameter 22 cm

Materials used in production

pale bff Earthenware Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pale buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed, and painted in blue

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2498-1928
Primary reference Number: 73600
Old object number: 1318
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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