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Dish: C.1519-1928

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Probably Unidentified Bristol pottery (Production)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with a portrait of George I

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white and painted in blue. Circular with a narrow rim, shallow curved sides and flat centre, standing on a footring. In the middle there is a circular medallion framed by two narrow concentric circles enclosing a half-length figure of George I wearing a crown and ermine robe, and holding a sceptre, with a crescent-shaped blue lower background. On either side of his head on a white ground are the initials G and R.The medallion is surrounded by scattered floral sprays and sprigs. The rim has a border of solid oval spots alternating with pairs of open circles. On the back at the junction of rim and well there are five groups of four spots alternating with single spots.


History note: R.L. Butland, Station Road, Taunton from whom bought for £1. 5s. 0d. on 26 September 1910 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 34.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • England ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 18th Century
George I
Circa 1714 CE - 1727 1727 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware greenish-white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, probably moulded, tin-glazed greyish-white, and painted in blue; two holes are partly pierced into the footring

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: G R
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1519-1928
Primary reference Number: 72134
Old object number: 3273
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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