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Dish: C.549-1928

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Object information

Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Production)

Description

Stoneware, press-moulded with decoration in relief, pierced, and salt-glazed. The oval dish has a wavy shaped edge, slightly sloping rim, shallow sides and flat centre. The rim is decorated with six panels of basket work alternating with six pierced motifs, each comprising five diamond-shaped holes. On each side of these there is a nut and leaf in relief, and below them, on the sides of the well, two pears, flanked by two larger fruits and leaves.

Notes

History note: Mr Greenwood of York from whom purchased for £3 on 10 September 1917 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.2 cm
Length: 27.3 cm
Width: 23.4 cm

Relative size of this object

27.3 cm2.2 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

Third quarter of 18th century
George II or George III
Circa 1750 CE - 1770 CE

Note

This dish was probably intended to be used for fruit or nuts in the dessert course of a dinner, but might also have been used as the stand for a basket

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze Decoration

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Off-white stoneware, press-moulded with decoration in relief, pierced, and salt-glazed
Salt-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.549-1928
Primary reference Number: 75491
Old object number: 4651
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 15 February 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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Dish" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/75491 Accessed: 2022-05-28 03:05:48

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