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Dish: C.2776-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Makkum pottery (Probably)
Unidentified Harlingen pottery (Possibly)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, yellow and manganese-purple

Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed on the front and painted in blue, yellow, and manganese-purple; the reverse lead-glazed. Circular with a sloping rim, and curved well, standing on a footring. In the middle are two yellow stars over a fleur-de-lys, flanked by a purple broken wheel and a sword with a yellow hilt reserved in a blue medallion, surrounded by sprays of foliage. On the rim is a continuous spray of foliage and berries between pairs of blue concentric circles. There are three spur marks near the middle.


History note: Mr S.E. Mossel, Amsterdam, from whom purchased for £1.10.0 in August 1902 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 25 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Makkum ⪼ Friesland ⪼ United Provinces of the Netherlands
  • Harlingen ⪼ Friesland ⪼ United Provinces of the Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, first half
1700 - 1750

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high temperature colours ( blue, yellow and manganese-purple derived from metallic oxides)
Reverse composed of lead-glaze
Front composed of tin-glaze
Footring Diameter 10.2 cm

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing (pottery technique)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2776-1928
Primary reference Number: 74057
Old object number: 2412
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 3 October 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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