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Dish: The Temptation: C.1438-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Dish: The Temptation

Maker(s)

Probably unidentified London pottery (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in blue, yellow, orange, and manganese-purple with Adam and Eve on either side of the Tree of Knowledge; round the edge, a yellow circle and blue dashes

Dark buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed and painted in blue,yellowish-green, yellow, dull orange, and manganese-purple; the reverse is lead-glazed greenish-yellow. Circular with curved sides and slightly everted rim, standing on a footring. The front is painted with Adam and Eve standing on either side of the Tree of Knowledge around which the devil in the form of a snake is entwined. On either side there are half stylized trees, and in the foreground rough stripes of yellow and green. The edge is encircled by a yellow band and blue dashes.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 32.3 cm
Diameter: 12 3/4 in
Height: 7.2 cm
Height: 2 13/16 in

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 17th Century
Charles II
James II
William III and Mary II
Circa 1680 CE - 1690 CE

School or Style

Baroque

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, yellow, orange, and manganese-purple) Reverse composed of lead-glaze ( greenish-yellow) Front composed of tin-glaze Back

Materials used in production

dark buff Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1438-1928
Primary reference Number: 72001
Old object number: 1468
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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