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Dish: The Temptation: C.1620-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Dish: The Temptation


Pottery: Limekiln Lane (Probably)
Proprietor of pottery: Bundy, Josiah (Possibly)
Proprietor of pottery: Gaynard, James (Possibly)
Pottery: Brislington Pottery (Possibly)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted and sponged in blue and green and painted in blue, yellow and red with Adam and Eve beside the Tree of Knowledge

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed bluish-white, painted and sponged in blue and green, and painted in yellow and red; the reverse is also tin-glaze. Circular with curved sides and slightly everted rim. Decorated with Adam and Eve holding leaves in front of themselves,standing on either side of the Tree of Knowledge with a striped serpent twined round the trunk. On the right and left there are low sponged bushes. Round the rim there are two blue lines and blue sponging.


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
Height: 7.4 cm

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


18th Century, second quarter#
George II
Circa 1730 CE - 1740 CE


Probably made by the Limekiln Lane pottery in Bristol, or may be at Brislington pottery

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

bluish-white Tin-glaze
buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed bluish-white on both sides, painted and sponged in blue and dark green, and painted in yellow and red; the glaze on the reverse had numerous pinholes and dribbling; three peg marks under the rim

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1620-1928
Primary reference Number: 72339
Old object number: R 989
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 July 2023 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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