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Bottle: Gl.C.36-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Harlow pottery (Probably)




Red earthenware with cream slip-trailed decoration under lead glaze. Square-shaped, tapering slightly towards the rounded shoulders in which there is a circular hole. Covered in a trailed inscription 'IAMES: WANEL: ND/ FEARE GOD THE LORD/ AND FAST AND PRAY/ *ABCDEFGHIKLMTHE'.


History note: Stanstead Hall Sale; Mr Wordingham, Hope House, Norwich; Purchased by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, 16 October, 1922, for £8

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.6 cm
Width: 8.3 cm

Relative size of this object

8.3 cm14.6 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Harlow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 17th century
Circa 1635 CE - 1665 CE


Harlow slipware was formerly known as 'Metropolitan Slipware' because large quantities of it had been found in London, for example, fragment C. 4.39-1964. There were slipware potteries at Carters Mead, Brays Grove and Latton Street.

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( cream)

Materials used in production

not base Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Location: All over exterior
  • Method of creation: Slip-trailed
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: Gl.C.36-1928
Primary reference Number: 77056
Glaisher MS Catalogue: 3972
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 27 November 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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