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Plate: C.60-1992

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Factory: uncertain




Earthenware painted underglaze in blue with 'pagoda and fence' pattern

White earthenware, moulded, and painted in blue under very slightly blue lead-glaze. Circular with scalloped shell-moulded edge, gently sloping rim and deep well. Decorated in the middle with an Oriental style building, fences, and stylized trees and bushes beside a lake (a version of 'pagoda and fence' pattern), with groups of three dots in the sky. There is a trellis border round the sides of the well, and the outer edge is blue.


History note: Mrs Joan Eve, Cambridge

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Joan Eve

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 24.5 cm
Height: 2.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1992) by Eve, Joan


18th Century, Late
Circa 1780 CE - 1800 CE


'Pagoda and fence' patterns were produced by several Staffordshire and Yorkshire potters. The plate belongs to an as yet unattributed group of underglaze blue designs,which have clusters of three dots in the background, possibly indicating birds. See Documentation, Roberts, 2006.

School or Style

Oriental style

Components of the work

Glaze composed of lead-glaze

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, moulded, and painted in blue under very slightly blue lead-glaze.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.60-1992
Primary reference Number: 75622
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 21 September 2012 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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