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Leaf-shaped dish: C.550-1928

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Leaf-shaped dish


Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery (Production)


White salt-glazed stoneware dish in the shape of a leaf decorated with fox-glove leaves

Off-white stoneware, press moulded, and salt glazed. In the shape of a leaf with serrated edges, with the stem folded back around in to a loop, joining the dish. Three short, pointed feet on the underside. The outside of the tray is plain, while the inside is decorated to mimic the veins of a leaf, with fox-gloves in the middle.


History note: Mrs Mitchell, Southampton, from whom bought for £12 6s 0d. on 6 July 1920 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.8 cm
Length: 15.3 cm
Width: 9.2 cm

Relative size of this object

15.3 cm2.8 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


Mid 18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1755


Staffordshire; possibly Josiah Wedgwood from a mould attributed to William Greatbatch, c.1760-65

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze Body

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: White salt glaze leaf bought at Southampton, July 6 1920
  • Location: Base
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.550-1928
Primary reference Number: 75493
Old object number: 3728
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 15 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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