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Vase: C.494-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery

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Description

White salt-glazed stoneware, in the form of a globular double bowl with double walls, the outer wall pierced with interlaced circles, standing on a high fluted foot. From the shoulders spring four slightly scrolled handles meeting over the middle, and surmounted by a stem of flowers

Notes

History note: Mrs Cater, Colchester; sold Sotheby's, 23 July 1925, Porcelain, Pottery & Glass (Mrs Cater), lot 47; sold for £13 to Hunt bidding on behalf of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.2 cm
Width: 6.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century, third quarter#
Circa 1750 CE - 1760 CE

Note

This is a very rare example of a double sided and pierced object in white salt-glazed stoneware. Its function is uncertain. It might have been used as a vase for a small posy of flowers, or possibly for container for salt at table

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze
Foot Diameter 5.7 cm
Flowers
Handles
Sides

Materials used in production

Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Salt-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.494-1928
Primary reference Number: 75292
Old object number: 4577
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Sunday 24 October 2021 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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