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Flower stand: C.2525-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Pottery: unidentified London pottery (Probably)
Pottery: unidentified Dutch pottery (Perhaps)




Buff earthenware, thrown, the cover pierced and luted on, tin-glazed bluish-white and painted in blue

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue

Buff earthenware, pierced, tin-glazed bluish-white and painted in blue. Circular bowl with deep curved sides and projecting rim, standing on a footring. The domed cover, which is luted to the bowl, has a large central hole and sixteen smaller ones. The sides and cover are decorated with Chinese figures standing or sitting in front of a fence amongst hillocks and shrubs. Three narrow bands run round the central hole and the edge of the cover.


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

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 18.5 cm
Height: 10.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

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
William III (1750-1702)
Circa 1690 CE - Circa 1700 CE


The bowl was probably made in England but might have been made in the United Provinces of the Netherlands. The Chinese figures and landscapes were derived from Ming Transitional style Chinese porcelain

School or Style

Ming Transitional

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

bluish-white Tin-glaze
buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2525-1928
Primary reference Number: 73662
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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