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Vase: C.2242-1928

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Perhaps Unknown (Maker)


Earthenware, tin-glazed off-white overall. Painted in blue, sage-green, yellow, orange, brown, and manganese-purple. Inverted piriform body standing on a circular spreading foot, the upper part covered by a domed false cover surmounted by a globular finial with a hole in the top.
On the body is a coast scene with trees and buildings and the sun rising over distant mountains. The false cover and the foot have yellow grounds decorated with radiating elongated petals outlined in yellow and brown. There are two manganese horizontal bands between the top of the landscape and the upper part, and two more below the finial.


History note: Countess Howard de Walden; Thomas Sutton, Eastbourne, from whom purchased in February 1900 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher (MS Cat. 1118 and Typed Cat. 1118 where it states `Mr Sutton priced it at 30/-'. `there were a pair of these ornaments - the other being No. 1117, but that I gave away.'

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 23.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Castelli ⪼ The Abruzzi ⪼ Italy
  • Naples ⪼ Campania ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
Circa 1700 CE - 1800 CE


Perhaps Castelli or Naples

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in blue, sage-green, yellow, orange, brown, and manganese-purple) Front composed of tin-glaze Widest Part Diameter 10.5 cm
Foot Diameter 8.1 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2242-1928
Primary reference Number: 80771
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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