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Fragment of pharmacy jar: C.40.F4-1928

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Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue and manganese-purple

Buff earthenware, thickly potted, tin-glazed except for most of the base, and painted on the exterior in blue and manganese-purple. The lower part of an albarello with bulging sides rising from a concave disk base, and contracting slightly as they rise. The main field is decorated in blue with three half horizontal leaves with plants with spiral tendrils rising between them. Below this there is are horizontal bands, blue, manganese-purple, and two blue, then a row of large blue spots, and round the projecting edge of the base two blue bands. There is a hole in the base.


History note: Probably found in Cambridge; Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.5 cm
Width: 10.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( cobalt-blue and manganese-purple)
Surface composed of tin-glaze
Base Diameter 10.3 cm

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing (pottery technique) : Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed, and painted in blue and manganese-purple

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.40.F4-1928
Primary reference Number: 74922
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 26 September 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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