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Spirit flask: C.364-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: The Dicker Pottery




Red-brown earthenware with decoration inlaid white slip, and yellowish lead-glaze. In the form of a flat disc decorated on one side with nine Xs and stars, and on the other with the initials and date 'H W. / 1782'. The projecting mouth at the top has a circular aperture flanked by two holes to take a carrying cord.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Hellingly ⪼ Sussex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 20th century
Circa 1911 - 1913


This is a reproduction of a flask made at Chailey Pottery, Sussex.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip

Materials used in production

yellowish Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in small letters

  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Pottery mark
  • Text: H W/1782
  • Location: On one side
  • Method of creation: Inlaid
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.364-1928
Primary reference Number: 74686
Old object number: 627
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Audit data

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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