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Wall plaque: C.1508-1928

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Maker(s)

Probably Brislington Pottery (Production)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware wall plaque. Slightly convex on the upper side, concave on the underside. Pierced with two holes above the lower ledge before firing. Greenish glaze, pooling and wrinkled on the back. Decorated with a border of flowers and tendrils, enclosing an inscription in blue:
'WEALTHEAN/ FRANCIS OF THE / PARRISH OF PONTAPOOL/ DEPARTED THIS LIFE/ THE 31TH DAY OF OCTOBER/ AN DOM 1692'.

Notes

History note: Mr J. Kyrle Fletcher who sold it to Mr Harold Davis. Sent by Davis on approval to Cambridge on 8 October 1928 and bought for £45 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher

Measurements and weight

Thickness: 2 cm
Width: 25.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Brislington ⪼ Bristol ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

17th Century
Production date: AD/CE 1692

Note

Wealthean was a girl’s name popular in certain families from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century. Pontapool was an alternative spelling for Pontypool in Monmouthshire. This suggests that the panel was made in Brislington or Bristol, rather than London.

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware greenish, pooling and wrinkled on back Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Cutting : Buff earthenware cut into an octagonal shape, tin-glazed greenish-white, and painted in blue
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEALTHEAN/ FRANCIS OF THE / PARRISH OF PONTAPOOL/ DEPARTED THIS LIFE/ THE 31TH DAY OF OCTOBER/ AN DOM 1692
  • Location: Front
  • Method of creation: In blue
  • Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1508-1928
Primary reference Number: 72113
Old object number: 5097
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 16 February 2021 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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