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Dish: C.1489-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Montague Close Pottery (Perhaps)




Tin-glazed earthenwrae painted in blue, yellowish-green, yellow, and orange with a blue chequered medallion surrounded by four exotic Tudor Roses on leafy stems growing from a mound; blue dash border

Earthenware, the front tin-glazed and painted in blue, yellowish-green, yellow, and orange; the reverse covered with lead-glaze with radiating streaks. Circular with deep curved sides and everted rim, standing on a footring. The front is decorated with a central medallion chequered in blue, surrounded by four large exotic Tudor Roses, on leafy stems springing from a conical mound. Round the edge there is a wide yellow band and closely-set blue dashes. On the back, painted underglaze in blue on the side, is the monogram WB.


History note: Unknown Cambridge vendor; S. Fenton, Cranbourn Street, London, from whom purchased for £2.10s.0d. (50s.)on 27 May, 1907, by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 31.4 cm
Height: 6.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Southwark ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Mid#
Charles II
Circa 1650 CE - 1665 CE


Probably made in Southwark, perhaps at Montague Close pottery

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, yellowish-green, yellow, and orange from metallic oxides)
Back composed of lead-glaze ( clear, with radiating streaks)
Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

reddish with inclusions Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: joined so that last stroke of W is first stroke of the B

  • Text: WB
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in dark blue
  • Type: Initials

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1489-1928
Primary reference Number: 72078
Old object number: 2677
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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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