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Cistern: C.2416 & A-1928

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Object information


  • House-shaped Cistern

House-shaped cistern with detachable roof, and detachable silver spigot. Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, with putti on the roof, and three views of a formal garden on the exterior of cistern.

Frederick Muller, Amsterdam, 28 November 1908, lot 411; purchased by the dealer, Koopman for a total of £97.10.0 including commission and expenses on behalf of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Named entities

Legal notes

Dr. J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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




Adriaen Kocks, also written Adrianus Kocx, was proprietor of the Greek A factory from 1686-1701.

Place(s) associated

  • Delft ⪼ Holland ⪼ Netherlands

Measurements and weight

  • Depth: 24 cm
  • Height: 42.3 cm
  • Width: 30 cm

Agents depicted

Subjects depicted

Components of the work

Techniques used in production

  • Moulding : Tin-glazed earthenware, moulded in two parts, the roof and boody with applied low bun feet, painted in blue
  • Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: AK monogram
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

Associated department: Applied Arts

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

  • Accession number: C.2416 & A-1928
  • Primary reference Number: 73472
  • Old object number: 2889
  • Stable URI

Audit data

  • Created: Saturday 6 August 2011
  • Updated: Tuesday 16 March 2021
  • Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021
  • Data source: Adlib

Associated institutions

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