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Wall pocket: C.2526-1928

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Maker(s)

Possibly Unidentified Bristol pottery (Pottery)
Possibly Unidentified Liverpool pottery (Pottery)
Perhaps unidentified Dutch pottery (Pottery)

Description

Buff earthenware tin-glazed and painted in blue. The flower holder has a flat back with a shaped top, pierced by a suspension hole. The lower part of the front is hemi-spherical with a projecting fin at centre. The domed top is pierced by a large semi-circular hole and seven small holes to take flower stems. The lower part of the front is decorated with flowering sprays, and the top with groups of grasses of graduated lengths. The reverse has a line running round the edge enclosing a bird perching amidst foliage within an outline. The underside is painted with a S.

Notes

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

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 13 cm
Width: 16 cm

Relative size of this object

16 cm13 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England
  • Liverpool ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1730 CE - Circa 1760 CE

Note

The flower holder seems likely to have been made in either Bristol or Liverpool, but might be Continental, possibly Dutch

Components of the work

Decoraton composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt) Back Decoration Lower Part Upper Part

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: S
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Letter

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2526-1928
Primary reference Number: 73663
Old object number: 201
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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