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Paving tile: C.2840D-1928

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Maker(s)

Possibly Aldgate Pottery (Pottery)
Possibly Pickleherring Pottery (Pottery)

Description

Cream earthenware, tin-glazed off-white on the upper surface and painted in blue, green, yellow and manganese. In the middle, a bird facing to left within a frame comprising one manganese circle flanked by two blue concentric circles; in each corner, a debased fleur-de-lis or trefoil leaf.

Notes

History note: From a building in Saffron Walden, where purchased by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2.1 cm
Height: 13.2 cm
Width: 13.2 cm

Relative size of this object

13.2 cm13.2 cm2.1 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England
  • Southwark ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 16th Century
Early 17th Century
Elizabeth I
James I
Circa 1571 CE - 1620 1620 CE

Note

Formerly attributed to the Netherlands, where analogous tiles were made, but probably English, made either at Aldgate in London between c. 1571-1615 or at Pickleherring pottery in Southwark c. 1620

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow and manganese) Front: composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2840D-1928
Primary reference Number: 15814
Old object number: Gl. 595
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Paving tile" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/15814 Accessed: 2022-01-17 04:30:12

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