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Plate: C.556-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




White stoneware, press-moulded with integral relief decoration, and salt-glazed. The plate is circular with twelve arcs round the edge, a slightly curved rim, and a shallow well with curved sides. In the middle there is a spray of five leaves and acorn-like berries against a background of veining like that of a melon. On the rim, there are six groups of three acanthus leaves springing from points between the arcs on the rim, of which the central leaf extends into the well between the leaves of the central plant.


History note: Sainsbury’s shop (which for forty years was Harvey’s) opposite the Post Office at Bournemouth, where bought for 12s. 6d. on 2 January 1924 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 21.6 cm
Height: 2.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Third quarter of 18th century
George II
George III
Circa 1755 - 1770


Plates of this design were also produced in cream-coloured earthenware with lead-glaze, see C.701A and C.701B-1928.

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Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

off-white Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Off-white stoneware, press-moulded with integral decoration in relief, and salt-glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: half of a white paper stick-on label with cut corners and blue line round the side and upper edges; the y of Jany is raised and has a dot under it

  • Text: No. 4241/white saltglaze/plate with impressed/leaf design covering the/whole of it/and lobed/edge./b. in Bournemouth/Jany 2 1924
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.556-1928
Primary reference Number: 75514
Old object number: 4241
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 April 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 14 February 2023

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

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