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Dish: C.2644-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified




Tin-glazed earthenware dish with lobed sides decorated in blue, yellow and manganese with a lion in a landscape and a border of stylized flowers and leaves

Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed greyish-blue, and painted in blue, and and sponged in yellow, with manganese-purple outlines. Circular with nine lobed everted rim and deep sides, standing on a footring. The middle is decorated with a yellow Chinese lion walking to the viewer's left with a fruit tree with sponged foliage on the right, a flowering plant on the left, and water in the foreground. On the curved rim and sides there is a wavy stem bearing highly stylized yellow tulips and other flowers, one on each lobe, with smaller trefoil leaves above and below the stem.


History note: Mrs Kerridge, Great Portland Street, London, who had bought it at a sale where 'things from the country were sold'; sold by her on 13 April 1894 for £1 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 35.5 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 1690 CE - 1700 CE


Attribution to Delft is uncertain

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue, yellow, and manganese-purple)
Foot Diameter 12 cm

Materials used in production

greyish-blue Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed greyish-blue, and painted in blue and yellow, and sponged in yellow, with manganese-purple outlines

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2644-1928
Primary reference Number: 73846
Old object number: 282
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 1 February 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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