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Dish: Queen Mary: C.1655-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Dish: Queen Mary


Pottery: Unidentified Bristol pottery (Possibly)
Pottery: Brislington Pottery (Possibly)
Pottery: unidentified London pottery (Possibly)




Tin-glazed earthenware dish painted in blue, yellow, and green, with Queen Mary seated on a chair between sponged trees. Blue dash border.

Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed and painted in blue, yellowish-green, dark, and pale yellow; the back tin-glazed greyish-white with blue speckles. Circular with a sloping rim and curved well, standing on a footring. Painted with Queen Mary, crowned, and holding an orb in her right hand, and a sceptre in her left, seated on a high-backed chair, between sponged trees, with grass in the foreground, enclosed by a blue circle. Round the edge there are two blue circles and blue dashes.


History note: Purchased from Mr Stoner, 3 King Street, St James's Londondon on 19 June 1906 for £7 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 36.3 cm
Height: 8 cm

Place(s) associated

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

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Late
Circa 1689 CE - 1694 CE


The Queen was identified by Rackham in 1935 as Queen Anne, but her costume and hair style suggest that she was probably intended to be Queen Mary II.

The dish could have been made in London, Brislington or Bristol

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
white and very shiny Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed and painted in blue, yellowish-green, dark, and pale yellow; the back tin-glazed greyish-white with blue speckles.

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1655-1928
Primary reference Number: 72397
Old object number: 2480
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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