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Money box: C.2598-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Production: unidentified Dutch pottery (Probably)




Three-tier money box made of tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue and manganese with biblical scenes in landscapes on two tiers, and with angels and stylized flowers on the top tier

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in blue and manganese. The moneybox is made up of three rectangular boxes of diminishing size resting on top of each other, each with a slit for the money at the front, and with knobs on the angles. The lowest box rests on four bun feet. Each side of the lower two tiers is decorated with biblical scenes: on the lowest tier are the Kiss of Judas, the Temptation in the Wilderness (twice), and Christ crowned with Thorns; on the middle tier are Elisha and the Children, the Angel with the Fiery Sword (twice), and Christ led captive from Gethsemane. On the uppermost tier there is a cherub and stylized flowers on each face.


History note: Francis Bennett Goldney (1865-1918); lent by him to Beaney Institute, Canterbury; sold Puttick & Simpson, London, 4 March 1920, Bennett Goldney sale, lot 52; bought by Mr Frank Stoner and sold for £5 on behalf of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 23.0 cm
Width: 13.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Delft ⪼ Holland ⪼ Netherlands

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

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( cobalt and manganese-purple)

Materials used in production

pale buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Hand-building : Pale buff earthenware hand-built in sections and assembled, tin-glazed, and painted in blue and manganese

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2598-1928
Primary reference Number: 73766
Old object number: 4779
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 28 February 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 17 October 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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