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Dish: C.1607-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Pottery: Brislington Pottery (Possibly)
Pottery: Unidentified Bristol pottery (Possily)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, olive-green, yellow, and red with tulips and foliage in a central medallion and a border of two-coloured leaves and fruits; blue dashes on the edge

Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed and painted in blue, olive-green, yellow, and red; the reverse also tin-glazed except for the footring. Circular with deep curved sides, and slightly everted rim, standing on a footring with a broad base. The front is decorated with a central medallion framed by two blue concentric circles, enclosing a tulip flanked by two other flowers and straight leaves growing from a horizontal line with a blue area below. Around this is a border of split yellow and green leaves with blue leaves and yellow fruits between them. On the edge there are closely set blue strokes.


History note: Sale of collection of Mr Pringle Taylor, Hastings; bought by Mr Sutton, Eastbourne from whom purchased on 16 November, 1904 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England
  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1735 CE - 1750 CE


By about 1740 this shape of dish had gone out of fashion.

This is one of the latest tulip designs found on delftware chargers

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, olive-green, yellow, and red)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
white on front and greyish-white on back Tin-glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1607-1928
Primary reference Number: 72300
Old object number: 2186
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 16 February 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

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

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