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Dish: George I: C.1639-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Dish: George I


Pottery: Norfolk House (Possibly)




Tin-glazed earthenware dish painted with a king, probably George I, crowned, and carrying an orb and sceptre, standing between sponged trees; blue dash border.

Earthenware, tin-glazed bluish-white on the front, painted in blue, green, yellow, and red, and sponged in green; the back covered with bluish-grey tin-glaze with blue speckles. Circular with deep curved sides and everted rim, standing on a footring. Painted in the middle with a standing king, probably George I, crowned, and wearing coronation robes, and holding an orb in his right hand and a sceptre in his left. On either side are sponged three-tiered trees with pairs of groups of three red strokes at the bottom and between the tiers. The edge is encircled by two narrow blue bands, and blue dashes.


History note: Purchased in 1898 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 34 cm
Height: 7.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
George I
Circa 1714 CE - 1727 CE


Formerly attributed to 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

bluish-white Tin-glaze
buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed bluish-white and painted in blue, green, yellow, and red, and sponged in green; the back is covered with bluish-grey tin-glaze with many blue speckles

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1639-1928
Primary reference Number: 72368
Old object number: 696
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 October 2019 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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