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Cauliflower Tureen: C.2742 & A-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Cauliflower Tureen


Production: Unidentified Delft factory




Tin-glazed earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed pale blue, and painted in dark blue, greyish-green, and yellow. The tureen is moulded in two parts. The lower part resembles the leafy outside of the cauliflower, and the cover the underdeveloped flower.


History note: Bought by the unnamed vendor in Utrecht; bought in London in 1902 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.5 cm
Width: 14.5 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, third quarter#
Circa 1750 CE - 1775 CE


This was identified as a broccoli tureen by Dr Glaisher and Bernard Rackham, but it looks like a small underdeveloped cauliflower to this cataloguer.

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( bluish-green)
Cover Diameter 10.3 cm

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Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2742 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 74005
Old object number: 1306
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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