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Plate: King Charles II: C.1430-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Plate: King Charles II


Pottery: Lambeth Pottery (Probably)




Buff earthenware, tin-glazed and painted in in blue, yellow and manganese-purple. Circular with a sloping rim and shallow well. Decorated in the middle with a half-length portrait of Charles II wearing a wig and crown, with initals C and R on either side of his head.


History note: Christie's, 3 December 1909, Catalogue of a collection of pottery and faience, porcelain and objects of art, old Portuguese pottery, Englsh furniture, part of lot 202; sold to Stoner for £6.6s on behalf of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Late
William III and Mary II
Production date: circa AD 1690


Made in a London Pottery, probably at Lambeth

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, yellow, and manganese-purple)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in blue, yellow, and manganese-purple high temperature (metallic oxide) colours; three slight depressions in triangular configuration on the back

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: C R
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Initials

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1430-1928
Primary reference Number: 71989
Old object number: 3093
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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