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Honey pot: C.230 & A-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

Dark buff earthenware, decorated with white and brown slips, and coated with yellowish lead glaze, except for the edge of the base and its underside. The globular pot has a slightly everted circular mouth at the top, and stands on circular disk base which is convex underneath. A small strap handle with a median vertical ridge is attached on one side of the upper part. the decoration is divided into an upper and lower part by a white horizontal band flanked by two brown. Above these there is a pattern repeated four times comprising a large cream circle with a brown centre and brown borders dotted in white, separated by a group of four smaller circles without the dots, with white spots four spots in the centre of the group. Below the horizontal bands there are two rows of slanting white strokes edged in brown, with below, a white horizontal band flanked by brown.

Notes

History note: Collection of Louis Marc Emmanuel Solon (1835-1913) ; sold by Charles Butters, Hanley 26-28 November 1912, first day, lot 14, illustrated pl. VI; bought for £6 by Mr. F J Morrell of 48 Liverpool Road, Stoke on Trent; sold by him, on 17 February 1913 for £14 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 16.8 cm
Height: 5.6 cm
Width: 19.2 cm

Relative size of this object

19.2 cm5.6 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( cream and dark brown)
Exterior And Interio composed of lead-glaze ( yellowish)
Body

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 4824/slipware globular/one handled pot/and cover, decorated/ with circles/and having/dark outlines./(The cover probably/does not belong to it)/b. at Stoke on Trent/Feb 17.1913/It was lot 14 in/he Solon sale/26 Novr.1914. [sic]
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.230 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 73321
Old object number: 4824
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 26 September 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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