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The House on the Bridge: C.3-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


The House on the Bridge


Production: John and William Turner (Perhaps)




White earthenware dish drainer, transfer-printed underglaze in blue with a Chinese landscape, The House on the Bridge.

White earthenware transfer-printed underglaze in blue. Octagonal but with rounded sides, pierced in the centre by a large circular hole, surrounded by groups of small holes. A Chinese landscape, 'The House on the Bridge', with two persons on the bridge, and two men fishing in the foreground. Continuous branch border.

Legal notes

Given from the Robert and Elizabeth Hirsch Collection

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.0 cm
Length: 34.2 cm
Width: 23.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Longton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1991-01-21) by Robert and Elizabeth Hirsch Collection


19th Century, Early#
Production date: circa AD 1800


The drainer was attributed to the Turner factory, but an underglaze blue crescent is not a mark used by it.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

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Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a crescent

  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: blue strip label

  • Location: On the back
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: blue strip label

  • Location: On the back
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: blue strip label

  • Text: 1804
  • Location: On the back
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3-1991
Primary reference Number: 74492
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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