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Vase: C.2303-1928

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Unidentified Nevers factory (Production)


Buff eathenware, thrown, tin-glazed, and painted in blue and manganese-purple. The oviform vase has a spreading foot and a short cylindrical neck. It is painted with a Chinese figure seated in a landscape in the style of late Ming porcelain, with two horizontal bands and a border of lapets below.


History note: Purchased from Madame Blanc, 21 rue de la Chausée d'Antin for 10 francs by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Nevers ⪼ Bourgogne-Franche-Comté ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

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


Second half of 17th century
Louis XIV (1638-1715)
Circa 1660 - 1700

School or Style

Late Ming style

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue from cobalt and manganese-purple) Surface

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing (pottery technique)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2303-1928
Primary reference Number: 76710
Old object number: 2495
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 19 July 2021 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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