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Stand for salt and pepper: C.2726-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unidentified Delft factory




Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed and painted in blue, green, yellow, and manganese-purple. The stand is in the form of a young woman sitting on a rock or tree stump on a circular base. She wears a flowered skirt, a white chemise, and a laced manganese purple bodice, with yellow edging on its low neckline which reveals her breasts. Her visible shoe is yellow. On either side of her is a roughly oval basket which she balances on the rock with her hands. The baskets have a gadrooned edge outlined in blue and in the middle have an oval manganese-purple outline enclosing respectively, 'peper' (on her right) and sout' (salt). The base is dappled in all the colours.


History note: Mr. Rochelle Thomas, London, from whom purchased for £10 on November 2, 1925 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 12 cm
Width: 20.4 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


18th Century, Mid
Circa 1740 CE - 1760 CE

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Components of the work

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

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Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: sout
  • Location: On one container
  • Method of creation: Painted in manganese
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Peper
  • Location: On one container
  • Method of creation: Painted in manganese
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2726-1928
Primary reference Number: 73976
Old object number: 4665
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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