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Vase: C.2437 & A-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Two Ships Factory
Proprietor of factory: Gaal, Jan




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue

Pale buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in blue. The vase is of ovoid hexagonal form with a short neck, and splayed foot. The sides are moulded with vertical oval panels, the shoulders are gadrooned, and the foot lightly fluted. The hexagonal domed cover has fluting radiating from the cone-shaped finial. The vertical panels are decorated in Chinese style with flowering plants, and above on the shoulder, and below above the foot there are shaped panels containing a flowering plant. The short neck and the foot have borders of scrolls. The cover is decorated with a plant in each of four panels reserved in a blue ground, and the finial is decorated wot resemble a pine cone. The underside of the base is painted with the factory mark 'JG' underlined over '20'.


History note: Freethorpe Hall, near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk; Mr J. Johnson, 4, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, from whom bought for £1.5.0. on 4 December1893 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 27.5 cm
Width: 12.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Delft ⪼ Holland ⪼ United Provinces of the Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Early
Circa 1707 CE - 1727 CE


The mark indicates that the vase was made during the proprietorship of De Tree Scheepjes (the Two Ships Factory) during the directorship of Jan Gaal, 1707-25 or his widow, Gaal-van der Plank, 1725-7.

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt)
Vase Height 17.6 cm
Foot Width 7.4 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Pale buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in blue

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: dot over the J

  • Text: JG underlined 20
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2437 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 73513
Old object number: 128
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 31 October 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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