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Silver lustre pagoda vase: C.1169A-D-1928

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Titles

Silver lustre pagoda vase

Description

Dark red-grey earthenware, moulded and dipped in silver (platinum) lustre.

Vase moulded in four sections, being three stacking base parts of diminishing size and a tall, inverted cone lid with central finial, the whole resembling a Chinese pagoda. All parts entirely covered in silver lustre. The base parts are rectangular in plan and each has plain sides and bevelled corners, from which project sockets for the insertion of flowers. The bottom tier stands on four corner legs on a stepped base and has sockets moulded as crowned human masks. On the other two tiers the sockets are fluted. , those on the next two tiers are fluted. The cover is in the form of an inverted cone with a finial. The underside is flat, within a deep foot-ring formed by the steps.

Notes

History note: Bought at Gill and Reigate, Oxford Street, W. on 14 February, 1912 for £9.10 (nine pounds ten shillings), by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest, 1928

Measurements and weight

Depth: 12.5 cm
Height: 34.7 cm
Width: 15.5 cm

Relative size of this object

15.5 cm34.7 cm12.5 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

  • Leeds (Yorks.) ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 19th Century
1810 CE - 1840 1840 CE

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of lustre ( silver (platinum) lustre)

Materials used in production

Red earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, moulded in sections, and covered with silver (platinum) lustre

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: P
  • Location: Underside of lowest base section
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Mark
  • Text: S
  • Location: Underside of middle base section
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Mark
  • Text: No.3494. Silver lustre square pagoda flower holder, in 3 stages. b. in London Feb.14, 1912.
  • Location: Underside of base
  • Method of creation: Rectangular paper label handwritten in black ink
  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1169A-D-1928
Primary reference Number: 71447
Old object number: 3494
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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