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Water bottle: C.1553-1928

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Object information

Maker(s)

Probably Unidentified Liverpool pottery (Pottery)
Perhaps unidentified London pottery (Pottery)
Perhaps Unidentified Bristol pottery (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with a Chinese figure in a landscape

Buff eathenware, thrown, tin-glazed bluish-white, and painted in blue. The bottle has a bulbous body with a tall slender neck and a shallow cup-shaped mouth with a pinched lip on one side. The lower part is decorated with a Chinese style landscape with a tree, flowering plants, a fence, houses, a standing figure on a bridge, and a detached floral spray. On the shoulder there is a band of diaper ornament, broken by four blue panels with reserved leaves. On the neck there is a spray of flowers, and on the underside of the mouth a narrow border of slanting leaves.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 14.7 cm
Diameter: 5.75 in
Height: 24.2 cm
Height: 9.5 in

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England
  • London ⪼ England
  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

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

Note

This bottle is most likely to have been made in Liverpool but might have been made in Bristol or London

School or Style

Chinoiserie

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing Throwing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1553-1928
Primary reference Number: 72208
Old object number: 1598
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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