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Pail Custard with Pierced Cover: C.3100.1 & A-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Pail Custard with Pierced Cover


Production: Spode




Bone china with two handles and pierced cover, painted in Imari style

Bone china, painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in red, green, and gold. The pail has deep slightly curved sides and a scalloped rim with two vertical handles pierced by heart-shapes. The low domed cover is pierced by twelve circular holes and has a flat button-shaped knob. The exterior of the pail is decorated with a continuous Oriental garden with fences and flower plants, and above it with a broad complex border of waves, scrolls, and plant motifs. The cover is decorated with a circle of flower heads and a narrower border. The top of the knob is gilded.


History note: Mrs Adams, Cambridge; given by her on 1 July 1906 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.3 cm
Width: 7.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Circa 1815 CE - 1825 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt ( painted underglaze) enamel ( red and green) gold

Materials used in production

Bone china

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: SPODE/967
  • Location: On base and inside the cover
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3100.1 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 74377
Old object number: 2474
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 12 June 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 17 October 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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