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Unidentified Liverpool pottery (Production)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted n bue with two cocks in an Oriental garden

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed bluish-white and painted in blue, and a little red. Circular with a flat rim, sloping sides and flat centre with recessed base. The well is decorated with a cock in an Oriental garden with rocks and a flowering tree. The sides of the well are decorated withalternating panels enclosing diaper or an artemesia leaf. On the rim there are four floral sprays and a narrow border ensuite with that on the sides but smaller. The rim is encircled by a red band. On the reverse there is a circle in the centre and one outisde the edge of the base.


History note: The Rt Hon. Samuel Montagu, First Lord Swaythling (1832-1911). Sold Christie's, 8 May 1924, The Swaythling Heirlooms, sold by order of the Trustees of the Rt Hon Montagu, First Lord Swaythling deceased, being part of the Swaythling heirlooms, lot 57. Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

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Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

bluish-white Tin-glaze buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed bluish-grey, and painted in blue, and a little red; three peg marks on back of the rim

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2555-1928
Primary reference Number: 73708
Old object number: 4405
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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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