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Fragment: C.4.60-1964

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Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Pale buff earthenware tin-glazed dark blue inside and outside and painted in white; the base is unglazed. Part of the side and base of a pot with an everted rim. The inside is plain blue. the exterior is painted in white with an Oriental-style design, probably part of a landscape.

Notes

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

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Bernard Rackham

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.2 cm
Width: 6.9 cm

Relative size of this object

6.9 cm7.2 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 17th Century
1680 CE - 1700 CE

Note

This type of English delftware was probably imitating blue-glazed tin-glazed earthenware from Nevers in France which was decorated in white and white and yellow. It may have been made in Lambeth. Another fragment of this type of ware is C.4.67-164.

School or Style

Chinoiserie

Components of the work

Not Base composed of tin-glaze ( dark blue) Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( white)

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4.60-1964
Primary reference Number: 74894
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 27 February 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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