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Heart-shaped Pickle Tray: C.536-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Heart-shaped Pickle Tray


Production: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




White stoneware, press-moulded in the shape of a heart with integral relief decoration, and salt-glazed. The interior is decorated in the middle with an anthemion motif and two scrolling lines borderd by a double heart-shaped outline, and with a border of anthemion motifs, scrolling lines and loops.


History note: Sotheby's, 13 November, 1907, part of lot 66; the lot sold for £7.10s.0d. to Mr Phillips of Hitchin, from whom purchased for £1.12s. 6d. on 5 December 1907 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 10.8 cm
Width: 8.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
George II
Circa 1745 - 1755


Heart-shaped pickle or sweetmeat trays are known to have been made by Thomas and John Wedgwood of the Big House, Burslem from their crate-book preserved in the Potteries Museum, Hanley.

School or Style


Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : White stoneware, press-moulded with integral relief decoration and salt-glazed

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.536-1928
Primary reference Number: 75456
Old object number: 2734
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 14 January 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 17 October 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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