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Part of a dish made up of eight joined fragments: C.71-1928

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Part of a dish made up of eight joined fragments


Pottery: Unidentified Harlow pottery




Earthenware, slip-trailed and lead-glazed

Red eathenware, thrown, and slip-trailed in cream which appears yellow under the lead-glaze; reverse unglazed. Originally circular with narrow sloping rim, thickened on the underside, curved sides, and almost flat base. Decorated on the rim with a border of two scalloped lines wtih the curves in opposite directions so as to form ovals and rhomboids. On the sides part of an inscription 'I Y ENDE 0 ' with below, two triangular motifs with cells, flanked by a stem between two curling tendrils


History note: Mr Alfred Billson collection; sold Sotheby's, 21 December 1908

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequst

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 32 cm
Height: 5.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Harlow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


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


Slipware was made by several potteries in the Harlow area in the 17th century. They were described as as Metropolitan Slipware because of finds in the London area.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( cream)
Front composed of lead-glaze

Materials used in production

red Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Red eathenware, thrown, and slip-trailed in cream which appears yellow under the lead-glaze; reverse unglazed

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: I Y ENDE O
  • Location: On side of front
  • Method of creation: Slip-trailed
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.71-1928
Primary reference Number: 138112
Old object number: 2960a
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 20 February 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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