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Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)


Off-white stoneware, press-moulded, and salt-glazed. Circular with a sloping rim with twelve arcs round the edge, a shallow well with curved sides, and slightly recessed base. The well is decorated overall with a delicate spray of leaves and berries on a veined background, and the rim with six groups of three acanthus leaves of which the central one projects inwards, on a trellis ground. A small piece of debris from the kiln has adhered to the back of the rim.


History note: Sainsbury’s shop (which for forty years was Harvey’s) opposite the Post Office at Bournemouth where bought for 12s.6d. at the same time as C.556-1928, 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: 22 cm
Height: 2 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 CE - 1770 CE


Plates of similar design were produced in cream earthenware with tortoiseshell glaze, see C.701A-1928 and 701B-1928

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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, and salt-glazed

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: white paper label, square with cut corners, and a blue line border on five sides

  • Text: No 4242/White salt glaze/plate, with impressed/leaf design covering/the whole of it, and lobed edge/b. at Bournemouth/Jany 1924
  • Location: On the back in centre
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.557-1928
Primary reference Number: 75517
Old object number: 4242
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 22 February 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 22 February 2022

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

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