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Fragment of dish: C.4.39-1964

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Unidentified Harlow pottery (Pottery)


Red earthenware, decorated with white slip-trailing, and lead-glazed on the front. Part of the sloping rim and well of a dish. Part of a border of two interlacing scalloped lines, and inside it a vertical stroke with a scroll to the right of it.


History note: Found in London (outside the City boundaries) by G.F. Lawrence, Wandsworth, and given by him to Bernard Rackham (1876-1964)

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Bernard Rackham

Measurements and weight

Length: 9 cm
Width: 8.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Harlow ⪼ Hertfordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 17th century
Charles I
Circa 1635 - 1665


Pottery from the Harlow area was formerly known as 'Metropolitan Slipware' because large quantities of it had been found in London.

Components of the work

Front composed of lead-glaze Decoration composed of slip

Materials used in production

red Earthenware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4.39-1964
Primary reference Number: 74859
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 30 July 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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