Skip to main content

Dish: OC.3-1939

An image of Dish

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in black and blue under a clear glaze

Fritware, probably moulded, painted in black and blue under a clear glaze.
Shape: plain rim on a slightly carinated body, sits on a low wide foot ring.
Interior: the rim is painted with a blue band, outlined in black. On the body a frieze of four human faces with black features are separated by roughly drawn black floral sprays highlighted with blue. In the roundel another face, similar to those on the body, is painted in black and surrounded by blue bands and black diagonal lines. Glaze is pooled slightly on the interior.
Exterior: glaze runs unevenly over the surface, terminating on the lower body. The underside of the foot ring is glazed.


History note: Lady St John Hope

Legal notes

Given by St. John Hope, Lady

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.1 cm
Weight: 355 g
Width: 21.9 cm

Relative size of this object

21.9 cm4.1 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939-04) by St John Hope, Lady


Late 19th-early 20th Century
Circa 1875 - 1925

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black, blue) glaze ( clear, pools slightly)
Exterior composed of glaze ( clear, terminates on lower body but also present on underside of foot ring)
Rim Diameter 21.9 cm
Base Diameter 9.6 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, probably moulded, painted in black and blue under a clear glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: inscription in black ink on the underside of the foot ring, worn away and illegible

  • Text: unintelligible
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.3-1939
Primary reference Number: 77675
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 14 July 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Dish" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-02-06 01:23:58

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Dish |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-02-06 01:23:58|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Dish</figcaption>

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like


Accession Number: GR.P.94


Accession Number: E.62.1898


Accession Number: E.11.1931


Accession Number: E.S.27

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...