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Dish: Leaves and Fruit: C.1609-1928

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Dish: Leaves and Fruit


Probably Unidentified Bristol pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green, yellow, and red with leaves and stylized fruits, and with a blue dash border

Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed and painted in blue, green, yellow, and red; reverse has bluish tin-glaze. Circular with a sloping rim with slightly everted edge, and deep curved sides, standing on a footring. The front is decorated with a central medallion edged by blue and yellow concentric circles, containing a large green split leave surrounded by berries. Around this are four similar radiating leaves with stylized blue plants with red flowers between them. The edge is encircled by a blue and a yellow band and shallow blue dashes.


History note: Purchased before 1900 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher FRS, Trinity College Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 29 cm
Height: 6.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Circa 1710 CE - 1730 1730 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

bluish on the reverse Tin-glaze buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides, and painted on the front in blue, green, yellow, and red high-temperature (oxide) colours; reverse covered with bluish tin-glaze including the footring

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1609-1928
Primary reference Number: 72302
Old object number: 17
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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