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Tin-glazed earthenware decorated with reserves painted in blue in a powdered manganese-purple ground: C.1593-1928

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tin-glazed earthenware decorated with reserves painted in blue in a powdered manganese-purple ground


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


Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white, and decorated with powdered manganese-purple, and painting in blue. Circular with curved sides, standing on a low foot with two holes pierced through it after glazing. The front has a manganese-purple ground with a central octagonal reserve surrounded by eight alternately hexagonal and fan-shaped reserves. The central reserve is decorated with bamboo and flowering plants, and the reserves on the sides with a winged insect in the hexagons and a flower in the others.


History note: Mrs Kingsland, Croydon from whom bought in January 1894 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lambeth ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
Circa 1740 CE - 1745 1745 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( blue and manganese-puurple)

Materials used in production

greyish Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed greyish-white, powdered in manganese-purple, and painted in blue

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1593-1928
Primary reference Number: 72276
Old object number: 473
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 23 October 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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