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Tea canister: C.336 & A-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Brede Pottery (Probably)




Earthenware with interlacing star patterns and the words *MRS CUSFORD*FEBRUARY*19*1795* inlaid in cream slip under lead glaze

Red earthenware, thrown, and inlaid with white clay under yellowish lead-glaze. The cannister is cylindrical with slanting shoulders, and has a flat-topped lid. Round the middle is the name and date, 'MRS CUSFORD*FEBRUARY* 19*1795* inlaid in white slip. The decoration of stars is arranged in several rows of interlaced semicircles.


History note: Mr J Allen, Llangblodwed Vicarage, Oswestry, sent to Cambridge on approval on 26 October 26 1928, and purchased for £10 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10.7 cm
Height: 17.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Brede ⪼ Sussex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th century
George III
Production date: dated AD 1795-02-19


Dr Glaisher attributed this cannister to Chailey Pottery.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( white)
Visible Surfaces composed of lead-glaze

Materials used in production

red Earthenware

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.336 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 74585
Old object number: 5102
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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