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Egg stand: C.274-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery




Yellowish-buff earthenware, thrown and carved, coated wtih cream and dark brown slips, slip-trailed. and lead-glazed. The base is unglazed and has several smudgy marks in red slip. The stand is circular with vertical sides which slope outwards a little towards the top, and are pierced by five rectangular apertures. The top is slightly domed and is pierced by a central circular hole surrounded by five larger roughly circular holes. In the centre of the base, under the central hole, there is a fixed, shallow circular bowl. The exterior is coated in brown slip, and is decorated in cream slip on each of the side walls with a rectangle of trellis, and an outline round each of the apertures. The top has a circle of slip round each of the large holes and a circle of dots round the central hole, which is surrounded by five larger spots. The initials' W M' occupy two of the spaces between the large holes, and the date, 1 69 4 occupies the other spaces.


History note: William Turner, Purley Chase, Atherstone, Warwickshire; sold by him as part of his collection to Mr Stoner of Stoner & Evans, London; bought from Mr Stoner on 14 March 1911 for £24 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 16.3 cm
Height: 8.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Late
William III and Mary II
Production date: dated AD 1694 : MaryII died on 28 December 1694

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( cream and dark brown)
Visible Surfaces composed of lead-glaze
Base Diameter 15 cm
Sides And Top

Materials used in production

yellowish-buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Yellowish-buff earthenware, thrown and carved, coated wtih cream and dark brown slips, slip-trailed. and lead-glazed. The base is unglazed and has several smudgy marks in red slip

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W M 1 69 4
  • Location: On top
  • Method of creation: Slip-trailed in cream
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.274-1928
Primary reference Number: 74003
Old object number: 3372
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 22 January 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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