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Plate: C.1680-1928

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Object information

Maker(s)

Temple Back Pottery (Pottery)
Cantle, Thomas (Proprietor of pottery)

Description

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed bluish-white and painted in blue, green, yellow, and manganse-purple. Circular with a narrow rim, sloping sides, flat centre and recessed base. Decorated in the middle with a Chinese lady holding a fan under a curving bamboo tree. The rim has a border of alternating panels of trellis diaper and bamboo foliage all between narrow blue bands.

Notes

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

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1740 CE - Circa 1750 CE

Note

This is a common design on delftware plates. Fragments decorated with this pattern have been found among kiln-wast from the Temple Back Pottery in Bristol.

School or Style

Oriental Chinoiserie

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue, green, yellow, and manganese-purple)

Materials used in production

bluish-white Tin-glaze buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed bluish-white, with pooling particularly on the back, painted on the front in blue, green, yellow, and manganese-purple
Tin-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1680-1928
Primary reference Number: 72441
Old object number: 343
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 7 October 2019 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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