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Fragment of a dish: C.4.16-1964

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Pottery: Unknown




Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed and painted in bright blue and dark yellow; the glaze on the reverse is a dark pinkish-grey The fragment is approximately D-shaped and has part of the footring of the dish on the reverse. The front is decorated with part of a tulip on a stem with a heart-shaped leaf on it, and to the right of it, two blue leaves on stems and one yellow bud on a stem.


History note: Found in central London (outside the City boundary); G.F. Lawrence of Wandsworth by whom given to Bernard Rackham (1876-1964)

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Bernard Rackham

Measurements and weight

Length: 8.6 cm
Width: 6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Rotterdam ⪼ Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1964-03-12) by Rackham, Bernard


17th Century, Early#
1620 CE - 1650 CE


Bernard Rackham, Keeper of Ceramics at the Victoria and Albert Museum, attributed this fragment of Rotterdam

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue and yellow)

Materials used in production

pale buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed and painted in blue and yellow

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4.16-1964
Primary reference Number: 74808
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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