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Triangular Pickle Tray: C.537-1928

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Object information

Titles

Triangular Pickle Tray

Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Production)

Description

White stoneware, press-moulded with integral decoration in relief, and salt glazed. The triangular tray is decorated inside with an anthemion motif in each point, a central flowerhead, and scrolling foliage, among which on one side, is a small crowned male head in profile to right. the exterior is undecorated

Notes

History note: Sotheby's, 13 November 1907, part of lot 66; the lot sold to Mr Phillips of Hitchin for £7.10s.0d.; bought from him 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

Height: 1.8 cm
Width: 13.1 cm

Relative size of this object

13.1 cm1.8 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1745 CE - 1755 CE

Note

Trays of this form have been attributed to the factory of Thomas and John Wedgwood, of The Big House, Burslem, and were probably made by several other north Staffordshire potters in the mid 18th century.

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

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 decoration in relief, and salt-glazed

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.537-1928
Primary reference Number: 75458
Old object number: 2735
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 14 January 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 22 February 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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