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Lamp: C.2269-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unidentified Vietri pottery (Perhaps)
Maker: Unidentified Amalfi pottery (Perhaps)
Maker: Unknown (Perhaps)




Earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white, except for the exterior of the lower pan and its base.
The oil pan, with pinched lip, is supported on a high stem rising from a circular pan with sloping sides. A loop handle is attached to the underside of the oil pan and to the stem. There is a hole pierced in the underside of the base, and the stem is hollow.


History note: Sotheby's, 30 November 1928, Catalogue of English and continental porcelain and pottery . . ., lot 26; (10/- to Laston or Lastou); Dr J.W.L. Glaisher.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Vietri ⪼ Italy
  • Amalfi ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
19th century
Circa 1700 CE - 1900 CE


Southern Italy, perhaps Vietri or Amalfi, or Sicily

Components of the work

Widest Part Width 9.4 cm

Materials used in production

except for the exterior of the lower pan and its base Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white, except for the exterior of the lower pan and its base.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2269-1928
Primary reference Number: 80850
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 14 February 2023

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

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