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Dish: C.314-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Friesland factory




Buff earthenware, the reverse slip-coated and lead-glazed, the front tin-glazed and painted in yellow and manganese-purple. The dish is circular with deep curved sides and everted rim, standing on a wide, shallow footring. Inside there is a three-quarter length figure of a woman holding a trumpet in her right hand. She wears two feathers on top of her head and a dress with a decolleté neckline, a pointed bodice, and a wide, striped skirt. Round the rim there are three narrow manganese concentric circles.


History note: Christie's, 5 April 1934, Catalogue of the Collection of English Pottery and Porcelain and Miniatures formed by Mrs. M.L. Clarke Deceased, late of Toronto, Canada, p. 10, part of lot 66; Henry Scipio Reitlinger (d. 1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, by which transferred to the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1991.

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 31.2 cm
Height: 8.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991-01-29) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


18th century
Circa 1700 - 1800

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( yellow and manganese-purple)
Reverse composed of lead-glaze slip
Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with blue border

  • Text: 66/3
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in pencil
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: half of a rectangular label with cut corners and red border

  • Text: 1121
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.314-1991
Primary reference Number: 74425
Packing number: EURCER 145
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

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

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