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Night light holder: C.1540-1928

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Unidentified Liverpool pottery (Production)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with floral sprays

Buff earthenware, thrown, pierced, tin-glazed bluish-white and painted in blue. Cylindrical with curved shoulders, a short neck with everted rim, and concave underside The sides are pierced by six arched openings. The sides are decorated between each opening with a bird standing on a flowering plant with insects flying above. Round the neck there is a border of alternating panels of cracked ice pattern and oriental scrolls.


History note: William Fuller Maitland, Stansted Hall, Stansted Essex; family left in 1921; sale held September 1922; Mr J.J. Wordingham, dealer, Hope House, Coram Rd, Norwich who sold it on 21 November 1922 for £1.10s.0d. to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1745 CE - 1755 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

bluish-white Tin-glaze buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, thrown, pierced, tin-glazed bluish-white and painted in blue

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1540-1928
Primary reference Number: 72186
Old object number: 4014
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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