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Dish: C.2630-1928

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Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in pale shades of blue, green, and yellow with bluish-black outlines. The dish is circular with a scalloped edge, gadrooned rim and sides, and slightly convex centre, standing on a footring. In the middle there is a peacock standing among stems of tulips and other flowers, with a ribbon at their base. The rim is encircled by a continuous wavy stem bearing alternating tulips and daisy-like flowers with tendrils and leaves.


History note: Miss Samuel's, 5 Gray’s Inn Lane, London, from whom purchased about 1898 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 34.8 cm
Height: 6.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Delft ⪼ Holland ⪼ Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


Second half of 17th century
Circa 1660 - 1700

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue, green, yellow and bluish-black) Foot Diameter 11.5 cm

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed and painted in pale blue, pale green,yellow with bluish-black outlines

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2630-1928
Primary reference Number: 73825
Old object number: 995
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 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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