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Dish: Leaves and Fruit: C.1610-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Dish: Leaves and Fruit


Probably Unidentified Bristol pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green, yellow, and red with leaves and fruit; on the edge a yellow band and blue dashes

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides, and painted in blue, green, yellow, and red; the shiny tin-glaze on the reverse is uneven and has brown areas. Circular with a sloping rim and curved sides, standing on a broad footring. The front is decorated with a central medallion framed by blue and yellow concentric circles, enclosing a leaf surrounded by blue and red berries. Four similar leaves and berries radiate from the medallion with formal blue and red plants between them. The edge is encircled by blue and yellow bands and blue dashes.


History note: Purchased before 1903 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: 6.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 18th Century
George I
Circa 1710 CE - 1730 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware shiny white with brown areas on the back Tin-glaze

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; the glaze on the back is shiny with brown areas

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1610-1928
Primary reference Number: 72304
Old object number: 1917
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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

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