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Flower vase: C.2616-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Proprietor: Eenhoorn, Lambertus van (Probably)
Factory: De Metaale Pot (Probably)




Flower vase in the form of an obelisk on a heart-shaped base, of tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green, yellow and red with flowering plants, birds, and scrolling foliage

Earthenware, moulded in sections, assembled, tin-glazed, and painted in blue, green, a little yellow, and red high-temperature colours. In the form of an obelisk of flattened rectangular section, the lower part heart-shaped with four spouts on the shoulders, two lizard handles, and a four-sided rectangular foot; the upper part in the form of a flattened pyramid with three tiers, each of which has four spouts for flowers, and at the top, a bud-shaped finial. The underside of the foot is slightly concave and has a central ventilation hole. The front and back of the upper part are decorated with prunus, chrysanthemums and other flowers and birds on a white ground. The two sides have foliated scrolls and flloral sprays reserved in a red ground. The tiers are divided by borders of flowers reserved in a blue ground, and red zigzags on a white ground. The heart-shaped lower part is decorated with groups of flowering plants and flying birds. The lizards and the supports for the upper part are green. The foot has two panels with a blue and red stylized plant on a white ground, and two with a flower and scrolls in red and green reserved in a blue gound. The edge has a repeating double zig-zag border


History note: Purchased from Mr Rochelle Thomas on 25 April 1923 for £12.10 being no. 165 in his 'Clearance Catalogue' which had been received by Glaisher on 21 April 1923.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 37.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Delft ⪼ Holland ⪼ Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Early#
Circa 1700 - 1710

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, red, yellow, and green)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, moulded in parts, assembled, tin-glazed, and painted in blue, green, yellow, and red high-temperature colours

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2616-1928
Primary reference Number: 73792
Old object number: 4175
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 27 November 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 25 October 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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