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Pharmacy vase: C.2308-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Unidentified Nevers factory (Production)


Earthenware, thrown, with applied handle and spout, tin-glazed and painted in blue and manganese-purple

Earthenware, thrown, with applied handle and spout, tin-glazed and painted in blue and manganese-purple. The vase has a pear-shaped body standing on a high domed foot. It has a wide neck, a loop handle and a short straight spout linked to the neck by a small ring. Below the spout, painted in blue, is the royal arms of France (a crown over an oval shield charged with three fleur-de-lis), supported by angels, with below them, a cartouche enclosing the name of the contents 'Sirup Emetic' painted in dark manganese-purple.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 45.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Nevers ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

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


First half of 18th Century
Circa 1700 - 1750

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue from cobalt and manganese-purple) Surface composed of tin-glaze Body

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Sirup Emetic
  • Location: On the front under the spout
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2308-1928
Primary reference Number: 73328
Old object number: 2385
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 19 July 2021 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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

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