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Holy water stoup: C.2572-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Delft factory (Probably)
Unidentified French factory (Perhaps)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue


History note: Probably bought in London about 1896 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: at widest point of bowl cm
Height: at top centre 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


18th Century
Circa 1700 CE - 1800 CE


The attribution to Delft is uncertain

School or Style


Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

pale buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Pale buff earthenware, moulded in relief, tin-glazed and painted in blue

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: IHS
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Moulded integrally in relief and painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2572-1928
Primary reference Number: 73734
Old object number: 455
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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