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Dispensing pot: C.6-1901

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: unidentified London pottery (Probably)




Buff earthenware, tin-glazed except for the base. Cylindrical with convex sides expanding slightly towards the rim; splayed foot.


History note: James Smith, Whitechapel, London. Record of donation or purchase, not found, 1981. It is possible that this pot was acquired by Dr Glaisher at the James Smith Sale among a box of fragments he recorded purchasing, and was bequeathed with the rest of his collection in 1928, rather than having been donated by an unknown person in 1901.

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Donor unknown

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 4.3 cm
Height: 4.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown (1901) by Unknown


17th Century
Early 18th Century
Circa 1650 CE - 1750 CE

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Tin-glazed earthenware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: serrated edge label

  • Text: J.Smith
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.6-1901
Primary reference Number: 75653
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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