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Dish: C.1606-1928

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Brislington Pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, turquoise and yellow with stylized flowers and foliage; reverse lead-glazed

Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed and painted in blue, turquoise, and yellow; reverse, coated with pale slip and lead-glazed greenish-yellow with radiating stripes. Circular with shallow curved sides and everted rim, standing on a footring, which is pierced by a single suspension hole. The front is decorated with a plant with three highly stylized blue and yellow flowers and pale turquoise stems and leaves, springing from a round bulb, surrounded by one turquoise and two blue concentric circles.


History note: Bought from George’s, a shop in Bristol in September or October 1900 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 34 cm
Height: 5.5 cm
Height: 2 1/8 in

Place(s) associated

  • Brislington ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 17th Century
Charles II
James II
William III and Mary II
Circa 1680 CE - 1695 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, and manganese-purple) Front composed of tin-glaze ( white) Back composed of lead-glaze ( yellow)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1606-1928
Primary reference Number: 72299
Old object number: 2125
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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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