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Mustard pot: C.4.59-1964

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unknown




Cream earthenware, thrown , coated on the sides and shoulder with blue slip, between which is a white area with a turned pattern inlaid with dark brown slip. The inside, edge of the mouth, and a short area above the base are undecorated. In the middle of the base there is a blue slip spot. Lead-glazed overall.


History note: Found in an excavation in London by G.F. Lawrence of Wandsworth, by whom given to Bernard Rackham (1876-1964)

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Bernard Rackham

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late-19th Century, Early#
George III
Circa 1790 CE - 1810 CE


This type of ware was made in Staffordshire, Yorkshire, for example at the Leeds Pottery, and elsewhere

Components of the work

Exterior composed of slip ( blue and brown)
Base Diameter 6.5 cm

Materials used in production

cream Earthenware

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4.59-1964
Primary reference Number: 74893
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 27 February 2018 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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