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Flower vase: C.2524B-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unidentified Delft factory




Flower vase in the form of a Chinese sage or deity with three spouts for flowers on his head and shoulders, of tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue. The figure is supported on a low rectangular base with two arches cut away at the front and back, and one at each end to produce six low feet. The sage or deity stands with his feet together flanked by low branches.eity has a curly moustache, and a beard. He wears a long gown decorated with flowers, a vertical panel of scrolls, and border patterns. His right arm is bent across his chest, and with his left hand he holds his robe across his body. Three flower spouts decorated with scattered flowers spring from his head and shoulders. The base is decorated with stylized flower heads reserved in a blue ground.


History note: Debenham & Freebody, Wigmore Street, London from whom purchased on 12 June 1896 for £1.10.0 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 18 cm
Width: 11.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Delft ⪼ Holland ⪼ United Provinces of the Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Late-18th Century, Early#
Production date: circa AD 1700


It has been suggested that this model might have been made in Braunschweig in Germany

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue
Base Depth 6.1 cm Width 9 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in cobalt-blue

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2524B-1928
Primary reference Number: 86588
Old object number: 179
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 14 May 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 17 October 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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