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Sugar bowl: C.1667-1928

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Unidentified Pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, yellow and red with stylized plants and insects

Buff earthenware tin-glazed bluish-white and painted in blue, yellow and red. Circular with deep curved sides, standing on a footring. The exterior is decorated with three Oriental style flowering shrubs with an insect flying in each of the spaces between them. There is a blue horizontal linr below the rim, and a single line and a pair of lines below the design.


History note: Puttick & Simpson, London, 27 July 1917, lot 105; bought by or for Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 11 cm
Height: 6.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


First half of 18th Century
George I
George II
Circa 1700 CE - Circa 1750 1750 CE


This bowl was attributed to Bristol by Rackham in 1935, but may be Continental

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colour ( blue, yellow and red) Wholoe: composed of earthenware ( buff)

Materials used in production

greyish-white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white, and painted in blue, yellow, and red

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1667-1928
Primary reference Number: 72416
Old object number: R 1419
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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