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Butter Dish, Cover and Stand: C.560 & A & B-1928

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Titles

Butter Dish, Cover and Stand

Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Production)
Possibly Humphrey Palmer's Factory (Factory)

Description

White alt-glazed stoneware with diaper pattern

Off-white stoneware, press moulded and salt-glazed. The dish was made in two halves, which were joined together. The dish has an uneven base, and on either end of the sides has vertical lugs with holes in them, possibly for a wire handle. The domed cover has wavy edges, and an applied knob moulded in the shape of a recumbent cow. The surface of the dome has diamond shaped perforations in a diamond formation: four groups with four diamonds, and below them, four groups with three. The stand has a wavy edge, with a plain shallow well. All three pieces are decorated with panels of trellis diaper pattern flanked by scrolls, alternating with panels of wickerwork. The dish has this pattern around the rim, approximately 2cm wide.

Notes

History note: Imported from Holland by Mr Staal of Brownlow Street, Holborn, shortly before he sold it for £3 on 17 November 1905 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Hanley ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II
George III
Circa 1755 CE - 1770 CE

Note

Fragments of salt-glazed cow finials and fragments of plate borders comparable to those on this butter dish have been found on the site of Humphrey Palmer's factory in Hanley, but comparable butter dishes were probably made by several potters during the third quarter of the eighteenth century.

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze Stand Height 1.8 cm Width 16.3 cm
Lid Height 4.1 cm Width 12.1 cm
Dish Height 5.9 cm Width 12.1 cm
Decoration Lid Decoration Lid Knob

Materials used in production

Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Salt-glazing : White salt-glazed stoneware, press moulded
Press-moulding

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.560 & A & B-1928
Primary reference Number: 75523
Old object number: 2548
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 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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