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Baking dish: GL.C.49-1928

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Baking dish. Earthenware, moulded, the front with trailed-slip decoration under a lead glaze; reverse unglazed. Rectangular with rounded corners and crinkled edge. In the middle is a horse saddled and harnessed walking to the left with the date '1787' above. His body is decorated with feather combing. In front of him and behind him there is a vertical wavy line, and behind him a more open wavy line.


History note: Purchased by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher from G.H. Hennah's shop, God's Providence House, Watergate Row, Chester on 26 October 1911.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 42.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Ticknall ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
Production date: AD 1787 : dated


According to Mr Hennah, in a letter to Glaisher, dated November 4th, 1911, the dish came from Oswestry (Shropshire), but this may have referred to its provenance.

Components of the work

Front composed of lead-glaze slip

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Earthenware, with slip-trailed decoration under a lead glaze.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1787
  • Method of creation: Slip-trailed
  • Type: Date

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: GL.C.49-1928
Primary reference Number: 77074
Glaisher MS Catalogue: 4889
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 August 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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