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Floral Subject with Ribbed Vase: GPL.277 & A-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Floral Subject with Ribbed Vase


F. & R. Pratt & Co.




Pot and lid. White earthenware, the lid decorated with a multicolour underglaze transfer print and gilt; the pot marbled in grey. The cylindrical pot splays out slightly towards the base, which is recessed. At the top it has a ledge to support the cover, which is domed with a narrow rim. The cover is decorated on top with a 'Floral Subject with ribbed vase' against a brown background surrounded by a scallop and trefoil border, with a gold band round the edge. The pot has an irregular marbled pattern all over in grey.


History note: Purchased from Stewart Acton, Brighton on 29th September 1924 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Fenton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, Mid#
Victoria I
Circa 1855 CE - 1865 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Pot composed of white earthenware enamel
Decoration composed of gilt
Lid Diameter 10.5 cm
Base Diameter 9.8 cm
Over Lid Height 10.0 cm
Lid Decoration

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : White earthenware, the lid decorated with a multicolour underglaze transfer print and gilt; the pot marbled in grey
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with serrated edge, inscribed in black ink

  • Text: Sep.29.1924/BRIGHTON
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in black ink
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 'Stewart Acton, Brighton Guaranteed Genuine' in the centre '20/-' and above '1516'
  • Method of creation: Printed in black, inscribed in the centre in pencil
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: within an oval frame with a twisted ribbon at bottom centre

  • Text: J. GOSNELL & Co/LONDON
  • Location: On base of pot
  • Method of creation: Printed in brown

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: GPL.277 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 27317
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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