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Dish: C.207-1928

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Object information


  • Charles II and Catherine of Braganza

Earthenware, thrown, the front coated with white slip, and slip-trailed in two shades of brown under lead-glaze; reverse unglazed. Circular with a broad rim, deep sides, and almost flat centre. Decorated in the middle with busts of a woman with her hair dressed in ringlets and wearing a necklace and a crown, and a man with a long wig, probably Catherine of Braganza and Charles I. Above and between their heads is a rosette, and below, a winged motif. The sides of the well are decorated with a zig-zag slightly curved line forming triangles, and the rim has a trellis border, broken at the bottom by a rectangular panel enclosing the name THOMAS.TOFT

J.E. Hodgkin Collection; Wilfred Harding, London from whom purchased on 13 or 15 September 1913 for £170 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge. The dish arrived in Cambridge on 16 October.

Named entities

Legal notes

Dr. J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

  • Method of acquisition: Bequeathed
  • Dates: 1928-12-07




Charles II married Catherine of Braganza in 1662, but the dish could have been made some years later.

Measurements and weight

  • Depth: 7 cm
  • Diameter: 44 cm

Agents depicted

Components of the work

  • Decoration composed of slip ( white, pale brown, dark brown)
  • Front composed of lead-glaze

Materials used in production

Techniques used in production

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Slip-trailing
  • Type: Maker's name

Associated department: Applied Arts

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

  • Accession number: C.207-1928
  • Primary reference Number: 73072
  • Old object number: 3644
  • Stable URI

Audit data

  • Created: Saturday 6 August 2011
  • Updated: Tuesday 20 April 2021
  • Last processed: Wednesday 21 April 2021
  • Data source: Adlib

Associated institutions

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