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Butter pot: C.2563 & A-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unidentified Delft factory

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Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with flowers and stripes

Pale buff earthenware, thrown, with applied handles and knob, tin-glazed and painted in blue. The cylindrical pot has a narrow shoulder, short cylindrical neck, and two applied handles of D section. The circular lid is slightly domed and had a round button knob. Underneath it has a circular flange which fits inside the neck of the pot. On each side of the pot there is a rectangular panel filled with stylized plants between sloping lines (perhaps stems). The backs of the handles are decorated with horizontal stripes. The cover is decorated en suite with the pot, with the lines and stems radiating from two concentric circles round the knob, which has a central spot surrounded by two concentric circles.

Notes

History note: Probably Tregaskis, London, from whom bought in 1896 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10 cm
Height: 9.3 cm
Width: 17.5 cm

Relative size of this object

17.5 cm9.3 cm What does this represent?

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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

Dating

Late 18th century
Circa 1770 CE - 1800 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt)
Cover Diameter 11.2 cm Height 3.8 cm
Body

Materials used in production

pale buff Earthenware
Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2563 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 73722
Old object number: 103
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 27 September 2017 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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