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The Creation of Adam: C.2822-1928

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The Creation of Adam


Unknown (Production)


Earthenware, tin-glazed white on the upper surface and painted in manganese. Within an octagonal frame, 'The Creation of Adam'; in each corner either a columbine flower or two swans facing each other. There is a hole in the top left and in the lower right corner.


History note: Purchased at The Hague, 1893 (?)

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.7 cm
Height: 13.0 cm
Width: 13.0 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
Circa 1730 CE - 1760 1760 CE


Dutch, Rotterdam

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( manganese) Front: composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2822-1928
Primary reference Number: 15736
Old object number: Gl. 554
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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