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Dish: The Temptation or Fall: C.1626-1928

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Titles

Dish: The Temptation or Fall

Maker(s)

Brislington Pottery (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in polychrome with Adam and Eve standing on either side of the Tree of Knowledge

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on the front and painted in blue, pale bluish-green, a darker green, yellow, and manganese-purple. The reverse is coated with uneven greenish lead-glaze. The front is painted with Adam and Eve on either side of the Tree of Knowledge, walking towards their left. Blue grasses (or a low fence) grow on either side of the tree. The edge is encircled by a purple band and blue dashes; on the back, uneven greenish lead-glaze

Notes

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

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 35.5 cm
Height: 6.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 17th Century
Charles II
James II
William III and Mary II
Circa 1680 CE - 1700 1700 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, pale bluish-green, a darker green, yellow, and manganese-purple) Back: composed of lead-glaze ( uneven greenish) Front: composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1626-1928
Primary reference Number: 72350
Old object number: 3
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 15 November 2021 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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