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Cup: C.1436-1928

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Possibly Unidentified Southwark Pottery (Pottery)
Possibly Unidentified Lambeth Pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, orange and manganese-purple. The cup has a bulbous body with a wide mouth and loop handle of oval section with an almost flat v-shaped terminal. The front is decorated with a half-figure of Charles II wearing royal robes and crown, flanked by the initials C R and palm-branches. On the left side, are the initials 'IK', and on the right, the date '1677'.


History note: A lady called Buchanan, a relative of Duke of Roxborough; Mr. J.R. Merton/Mewton, Wood & Co., 23 Basnett St, Liverpool, beginning of December, 1927

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England
  • Lambeth ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Third quarter of 17th century
Charles II
Production date: dated AD 1674


Possibly made at one of the Southwark potteries, or at Lambeth

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

dark buff Earthenware Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: CR
  • Location: On outside
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Initials
  • Text: IK
  • Location: On outside
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Initials
  • Text: 1677 or 1671
  • Location: On outside
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1436-1928
Primary reference Number: 71999
Old object number: 4940
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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