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A Cavalier, perhaps Charles I: C.1303-1928

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Titles

A Cavalier, perhaps Charles I

Maker(s)

Possibly Pickleherring Pottery (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware dish painted in blue with a mounted cavalier, perhaps Charles I, surrounded by a mock-gadrooned border

Dark reddish buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed and painted in blue; the reverse, covered with greenish lead-glaze. Circular with an upturned edge, sloping rim, and shallow well, standing on a footring. The well is decorated with a man wearing a hat, and holding a baton on a galloping horse, perhaps Charles I, in a landscape with trees and houses. On the rim there are mock gadroons.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator, Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 32.5 cm
Height: 7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 17th century
Charles I
Circa 1640 CE - 1660 CE

Note

In his Catalogue of the Glaisher Collection, Bernard Rackham identified the rider as 'probably Charles II as Prince of Wales' but his features have a stronger resemblance to those of Charles I.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( cobalt-blue) Front composed of tin-glaze ( greenish) Back composed of slip ( pale) lead-glaze

Materials used in production

reddish-buff Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1303-1928
Primary reference Number: 83051
Old object number: R.2408
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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