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Dish: C.1309-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Pottery: Pickleherring Pottery (Probably)
Proprietor of pottery: Newnham, Richard




Dish with lobed sides, tin-glazed and painted in blue with a coat-of-arms, surrounded by radiating panels of buildings in landscapes alternating with formal flowers and foliage.

Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in blue. Circular with everted wavy rim divided into alternately large and small lobes, and a deep well, convex in the middle, and with a slight footring on the back. Decorated with a shield of arms (on a fesse engrailed, double cotised of plain cotices, three martlets), with helmet, crest (a demy lion rampant), and mantling. The wide lobes on the sides are decorated with buildings in landscapes, and the narrow lobes with differing sprays of formal flowers and foliage. On the reverse there is a central motif made up of a crossed square with squares in each section, and a circle on each point, superimposed on another square, surrounded on the edge of the base and sides by circles with three tufts on the top, and groups of three wavy radial stripes.


History note: London

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 35.8 cm
Height: 8.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England
  • Southwark ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Mid#
Circa 1650 CE - 1660 CE


Probably made at the Pickleherring pottery in Southwark.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in blue.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1309-1928
Primary reference Number: 71768
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 21 August 2018 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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