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Dish: C.1690-1928

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Current Location: In storage


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




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green, red, and faint manganese-purple with foliage in a medallion and a border of leaves in relief

Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed pinkish-white, overlaid in places with whiter glaze, painted in blue, green, red, and faint manganese-purple. Circular with twenty-eight bosses round the rim, and curved sides, standing on a footring. Decorated in the middle with a circular medallion filled with stylized blue flowers and leaves and faint manganese-purple outlines, surrounded by a circular band of red and blue lapets. The rim has a border of almond-shaped leaf or cone motifs with green leaves below them and red and blue criss crosses in the spaces round the edge.


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: 30 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


Early 18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1705


This dish may have been made in London, or at Brislington or Bristol

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue, green, red, and faint manganese)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
pinkish Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Buff earthenware, press-moulded, with twenty-eight bosses round the edge pushed up from behind with a blunt tool, and tin-glazed pinkish-white with whiter glaze overlaying it in some areas. Painted in blue, green, red, and a little faint manganese-purple

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1690-1928
Primary reference Number: 72458
Old object number: 655
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 7 October 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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