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Dish: C.1383-1928

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Object information

Maker(s)

Possibly unidentified London pottery (Pottery)
Possibly Brislington Pottery (Pottery)
Possibly Unidentified Bristol pottery (Pottery)

Description

Buff earthenware covered in dark blue tin-glaze and painted in white. Octagonal with an everted rim, sloping sides and flat centre, standing on a low footring, pierced by a hole. The central area is painted with a man seated in a landscape with sketchily outlined rocks and plants, and the sides with fan-like flower or leaf motifs.

Notes

History note: Mr Whittaker's shop at Christchurch, Hampshire, from whom bought for 15s.0d. on 1 February 1926 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.2 cm
Width: 21.5 cm

Relative size of this object

21.5 cm4.2 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
  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England
  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 17th Century
James II
William III and Mary II
Circa 1685 CE - 1695 CE

Note

This dish could have been made in London or in Bristol or Brislington. The design, sometimes described as 'China-man-in Grasses' was derived from blue and white Chinese porcelain in the Ming Transitional style of the mid-late 16th century, or possibly Japanese copies of Chinese wares

School or Style

Chinoiserie

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of tin-glaze ( white)

Materials used in production

blue Tin-glaze buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed dark blue, and painted in white
Tin-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1383-1928
Primary reference Number: 71899
Old object number: 4794
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 2 June 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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