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Punch bowl: C.4-1931

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Pottery: Brislington Pottery (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green and red

Buff earthenware with strongly pinkish-white tin-glaze, painted in blue, green, and red. Circular with deep fluted sides, slightly wavy rim, standing on a high footring. Painted in the middle in blue with Juno riding in a chariot drawn by long-necked birds over clouds with the back view ofa man holding a stick. The exterior is decorated in polychrome with Chinese figures, and a man in European dress, in an oriental landscape with a bridge and a pavillion and the inscription ‘IC/1712’ beween two of the figures.


History note: Bryan T. Harland collection; his widow; sold Sotheby's, 11-12 February 1931,The Harland collections: the well-known collection of English Pottery; various works of art, first day, lot 83; bought for the Fitzwilliam Museum with the Glaisher Fund

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.7 cm
Width: 34.7 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1931-11-02) by Sotheby's


Early-18th Century
Queen Anne
Production date: dated AD 1712

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue, green, red)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
pinkish-white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, probably moulded, with strongly pinkish-white tin-glaze, painted in blue, green, and red

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: .I.C./1712
  • Location: On exterior
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4-1931
Primary reference Number: 75002
Glaisher Addition number: Gl. Add. 21-1931
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 23 August 2022 Last processed: Monday 26 September 2022

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

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