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Dish: C.2636B-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified




Tin-glazed earthenware dish painted in blue, green, and yellow with a bust of Mary II flanked by tulips and surrounded by a border of tulips, and other flowers and foliage

Earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in blue, sage-green, and yellow. Circular with a wavy edge, wide gadrooned rim, and deep fluted well, standing on a footring. In the middle is a half figure of Queen Mary II wearing a crown, flanked by formal yellow tulips, with the initials 'M R' above. On the rim there is a garland of similar tulips alternating with daisy-shaped flowers with yellow centres, tendrills and foliage on a continuous stem.


History note: Christie, Manson & Woods, 3 December 1909, part of lot 201; bought by Mr Stoner for 8½ guineas on behalf of Dr Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge, who paid him 10% extra for the two dishes

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 34 cm
Height: 7 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


17th Century, Late
Circa 1689 CE - 1694 CE


The attribution to Delft is uncertain

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, and yellow)
Base Diameter 10.8 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in blue, green, and yellow

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: M R
  • Location: In well on front
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2636B-1928
Primary reference Number: 73834
Old object number: 3096
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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