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Dish: The Temptation or Fall: C.1621-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Dish: The Temptation or Fall

Maker(s)

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

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Description

Tin-glazed earthenware decorated in polychrome with Adam and Eve beside the Tree of Knowledge

Buff earthenware tin-glazed bluish-white, painted and sponged in blue, and painted in dull green, yellow, red, and manganese-purple. Circular with deep curved sides and narrow slightly everted rim, standing on a footring. The front is decorated with Adam and Eve holding leaves, standing on either side of the Tree of Knowledge in which a red and yellow striped serpent is entwined. On the right and left there are three-tier sponged bushes. Round the rim there is a border of two blue bands and broad blue dashes

Notes

History note: Mr Stoner, King Street, St James's, London, from whom bought for £4.0s. 0d. on 19 June 1906

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 35.7 cm
Height: 7.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ 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 1730 CE - 1740 CE

Note

Probably made at Lime Kiln Lane pottery in Bristol or perhaps at the Brislington pottery

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, dull green, yellow, red, and manganese-purple)

Materials used in production

bluish-white Tin-glaze
buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed bluish-white, painted and sponged in blue, and painted in dull green, yellow, red, and manganese-purple; the glaze has been wiped off the footring

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1621-1928
Primary reference Number: 72340
Old object number: 2478
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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