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Tn-glazed earthenware plate painted in blue with a heart enclosing the inscription John/Elisbeth/audis/1759

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed and painted in blue. Circular, painted in the middle with the names and date 'John/Elisbeth/audis/1759' in a heart-shaped panel with a basket of fruit above. On the rim are sprays of Chinese-style flowers and insects. On the base, the mark '10'.


History note: W.F.A. Wilson collection; sold Christie's 15-16 November 1916, Collection of old English pottery and porcelain from the W.F.A. Wi lson collection, part of lot 61; sold for 13 guineas to Mr Stoner; this plate sold to Thomas Sutton, Eastbourne, from whom purchased for £5 on 15 December 1907 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.5 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


Third quarter of 18th century
Production date: dated AD 1759

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt oxide

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in blue

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: John/Elisbeth/audis/1759
  • Location: In middle of front
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 10
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2557-1928
Primary reference Number: 73710
Old object number: 2594
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 27 November 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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