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English two-handled posset pot

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An image of Posset Pot/Two-handled pot and cover. Staffordshire Pottery, unknown maker. Red earthenware, thrown, coated inside and out with white slip, and slip-trailed in dark red, olive-green, and white slips under yellowish lead glaze. Cylindrical with two S-shaped handles. Decorated round the top with a slip-trailed inscription, 'THE BEST IS NOT TOO GOOD FOR YOV 1692'. Below this, on each side, is a pair of stylized tulips separated by vesica-motifs, the latter made up of studs of slip with star impressions of a cut stick. The lid is left red without a coating of white, and is decorated with quatrefoils in white ouline filled in with olive-green slip showing the impression of a textile mesh. 1692. William III and Mary II. No dimensions recorded. Production Note: The cover is almost certainly a 'marriage'.

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Posset Pot/Two-handled pot and cover. Staffordshire Pottery, unknown maker. Red earthenware, thrown, coated inside and out with white slip, and slip-trailed in dark red, olive-green, and white slips under yellowish lead glaze. Cylindrical with two S-shaped handles. Decorated round the top with a slip-trailed inscription, 'THE BEST IS NOT TOO GOOD FOR YOV 1692'. Below this, on each side, is a pair of stylized tulips separated by vesica-motifs, the latter made up of studs of slip with star impressions of a cut stick. The lid is left red without a coating of white, and is decorated with quatrefoils in white ouline filled in with olive-green slip showing the impression of a textile mesh. 1692. William III and Mary II. No dimensions recorded. Production Note: The cover is almost certainly a 'marriage'.

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  • Accession Number: C.286-1928
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 919 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 244.02kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 27/1

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17th Century Artist/Maker Date Department English Fitz_AA Material Medium Nationalities Object Type Other Keywords Predominant Colours Restoration Staffordshire Pottery Stewart Period Stuart Period Workflow _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPACtd _WF_PCtd cover earthenware floral flowers glazed green handled inscribed inscriptions lead-glazed lidded ochre olive green posset pot pot pot lid pottery quatrefoil slip slip-coated slipware stylised thrown tulips two-handled yellow

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