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Plate: C.1581B-1928

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Lambeth High Street Pottery (Pottery)
Griffith, Abigail (Proprietor of pottery)


Buff earthenware, tin-glazed bluish-white, and painted in blue. Circular wth a sloping rim, sloping sides, and flat centre with recessed base. The front is decorated overall with a shepherd and shepherdess in a landscape with a ruined building with arches next to a tree on the left.


History note: One of six plates in Plashwood's Sale; bought by Mr Johnson, 4 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk who sold it about 1894 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher FRS. Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lambeth ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


3rd quarter 18th Century
Circa 1770 CE - Circa 1775 CE


The figures were probably derived from a scene printed on the title plate of Morceaux de caprices a divers usages, engraved by Charles Albert de Lespilliez (1723-1796) after Jean Fran¬çois de Cuvilliés (1695-1768), c. 1770.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( blue from cobalt)

Materials used in production

bluish-white Tin-glaze buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, moulded tin-glazed and painted in blue; three point marks on the reverse suggest that the plate may have been fired on a trivet

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1581B-1928
Primary reference Number: 197220
Old object number: 364
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 19 June 2013 Updated: Tuesday 16 February 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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