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Melon Tureen with Leaf-shaped Stand: C.2743 & A-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Melon Tureen with Leaf-shaped Stand


Production: Unidentified Delft factory (Probably)




Earthenware, press-moulded in two parts, tin-glazed pale duck egg blue, and painted on the exterior in blue, green, yellow, brown, manganese-purple, and black. The oval tureen is in the shape of a melon with part of the stalk on the lower part, and a tendril with four leaves, two flowers, and an undeveloped fruit on the upper part. The melon is yellow with streaky markings in brown at either end. The stalk and tendril are manganese-purpe, and the leaves green and yellow with black veins. One flower has blue petals and a yellow and black centre, the other, red petals and a yellow and black centre. The undeveloped melon is brown and yellow. The leaf-shaped stand is green.


History note: Madame Renders, Bruges, from whom purchased for 125 francs on 1 April, 1902 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

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 1750 CE - 1770 CE

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, brown, manganese-purple, and black)
Tureen Height 8.9 cm Length 13.4 cm

Materials used in production

pale duck egg blue Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2743 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 74006
Old object number: 1319
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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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