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Dish: C.315-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Friesland factory (Possibly)




Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed, and painted in blue, yellow and manganese-purple; the reverse probably lead-glazed. Circular with deep sloping sides and curved centre, standing on a wide shallow footring. There are three spur marks in the centre. The front is decorated with a woman holding in her right hand a bud or seed head on a stalk. She has long curling hair, and wears a dress with a decolleté neckline, pointed bodice, and wide striped and spotted skirt. Round the rim there are concentric circles; narrow blue, wide yellow, two narrow blue and a wide yellow.


History note: Mrs M.L. Clarke, Toronto; 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, from which transferred to the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1991

Legal notes

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

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991-04-29) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular green

  • Text: SOT
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular stick-on label with serrated edge

  • Text: 531/3
  • Location: On reverse
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in pencil
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.315-1991
Primary reference Number: 74431
Packing number: EURCER 122
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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