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Dish: C.1791-1928

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Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Maker)

Description

Red earthenware, the front coated with white slip. Incised decoration with cut-away background, painted in greyish-blue, green, and brownish-yellow under lead glaze which extends unevenly over the back. Circular with very shallow curved sides (Shape 96).
An allegory. Two women seated on each side of a tree entwined by a serpent. The one on the left (Eve?) holds the serpent's head; the other (Pandora?) holds an open box. Behind each woman is a small tree. In the foreground, a woman approaches from the left towards a bird standing on top of an oval box beside a tree, and a man holding a bird approaches from the right towards an open box on the other side of the tree. Round the edge is a border of slanting S-scrolls between 'ropes'.

Notes

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

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 34.0 cm
Height: 4.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 19th Century
Circa 1875 CE - 1900 1900 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( in greyish-blue, green, and brownish-yellow) Front:

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: '6/6' and 'Mod late 19th cent./Italian/...at...'
  • Location: Inside the footring
  • Method of creation: Hand-written
  • Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1791-1928
Primary reference Number: 72617
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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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Dish" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/72617 Accessed: 2021-12-06 18:47:19

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