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Punch bowl: C.1551-1928

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Probably Lambeth High Street Pottery (Production)
Griffith, Abigail (Proprietor)
Griffith, William (Proprietor)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue and yellow

Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed and painted in blue. Circular with curved sides standing on a footring. The inside is decorated with an inscription 'To, Granby,/The, Brave,' within a narrow border of lines and spotted oval motifs, and with a different border of stylized plant motifs below the rim. The exterior is decorated in Chinoiserie style with a man seated beside a table and a figure standing to his left beside a building repeated three times, separated by figure-of-eight shaped scrolled panels. The rim is encircled by a yellow band


History note: Said to have come from Langtoft Hall, near Market Deeping; the Sandell family (farm labouring people) of Thurlby near Bourne, Lincs; bought by Mr Hagger of Grimsby, who sold it via/or to his brother, Mr Hagger, antique dealer of Saffron Walden,who sold it on 17 December 1908 for £3S to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 19.1 cm
Height: 8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lambeth ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Third quarter of 18th century
Circa 1760 CE - 1765 CE


John Manners, Marquis of Granby (1721-1770) became a popular hero during the Seven Years War (1756-63), particularly on account of successful battles fought in Germany at Warburg (1760), Veilinghausen (1761), Wilhelmstahl (1762) and Brüchermuhl (1762).

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt; yellow from antimony)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed and painted in blue and yellow high-temperature colour

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: To, Granby,/The, Brave,
  • Location: In middle of interior
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1551-1928
Primary reference Number: 72203
Old object number: 3269
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 2 June 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

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

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