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Vase: C.2304-1928

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Unidentified Nevers factory (Production)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue and manganese-purple with Chinese figures in a landscape

Buff earthenware, thrown and shaped, tin-glazed pale lavender-grey, and painted in blue and manganese-purple. The vase is of pear-shaped octagonal form with a short vertical neck. A hole has been bored in the shoulder just below the neck. The base is recessed. Round the neck there are two narrow manganese bands and another after a short space. Below this the sides are decorated with a Chinese landscape with flowering trees among which are a standing man and a seated man. Below this there is a border of leaf-shaped panels or lappets containing reserved flowers, and below this two wavy manganese-bands.


History note: Ostend, where bought in 1896 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 28 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Nevers ⪼ Bourgogne-Franche-ComtĂ© ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

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


Second half of 17th century
Louis XIV (1638-1715)
Circa 1650 - 1700

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt and manganese-purple)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware lavender-grey Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing Throwing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2304-1928
Primary reference Number: 73325
Old object number: 119
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 19 July 2021 Last processed: Monday 19 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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