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Dish: The Temptation or Fall: C.1618-1928

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Titles

Dish: The Temptation or Fall

Maker(s)

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

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green, yellow, and red, with The Temptation

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall, and painted on the front in blue, green, yellow, and red, and sponged in green. Circular with deep curved sides amd everted rim, standing on a footring. Decorated on the front with Adam and Eve wearing leaf aprons standing on either side of the Tree of Knowledge, and flanked by sponged green bushes surrounded by a blue circle and blue dash border.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 34 cm
Diameter: 13 3/8 in
Height: 7.4 cm
Height: 2 7/8 in

Place(s) associated

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

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Second quarter of 18th century
George II
Circa 1725 CE - 1735 1735 CE

Note

Probably made at either Brislington or Bristol

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green, yellow, and red, and sponged in green, high temperature colours; three stilt marks on the front; many pinholes in the glaze on the reverse and a few brown marks near the rim

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1618-1928
Primary reference Number: 72315
Old object number: R 998
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Audit data

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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