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Dish: C.2294-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Rouen pottery




Tin-glazed earthenware dish with a cover in the form of a heap of crayfish, tin-glazed and painted in blue, dark yellowish-green, yellow, red, reddish-brown, and black

Buff earthenware, the dish moulded, with an applied central ring, and the cover thrown and covererd with moulded and modelled crayfish, tin-glazed and painted in blue, dark yellowish-green, yellow, red, reddish-brown, and black The glaze has 'crawled' inside the cover, also a little on the back of the rim of the dish. The eight-sided dish has a shaped rim, shallow curved sides, and an applied central cylindrical container for potted crayfish. This is surrounded by three pairs of sprays of stylized flowers and foliage. The high, domed cover fits over the central container. It is plain inside and on the outside is painted dark green at the bottom to resemble seaweed. The reddish-brown crayfish are arranged around it in tiers with their heads pointing downwards and it has one placed sideways across the top to serve as a knob.


History note: Lovett Collection; Puttick & Simpson, 6 March, 1903, Lovett Sale; Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Rouen ⪼ Normandy ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, second half#
Circa 1750 CE - 1799 CE

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue, dark yellowish-green, yellow, red, reddish-brown, and black)
Cover Diameter 18.8 cm Height 20.5 cm
Dish Diameter 27 cm Height 5.5 cm
Both Parts

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Accession number: C.2294-1928
Primary reference Number: 76702
Old object number: 1444
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 September 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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