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Vase: C.2463B-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Production: The Ewer Factory




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue; one of a pair

Pale buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in dark blue. The vase is of octagonal pear-shaped form with compressed sides, standing on an octagonal foot which is concave underneath. The front is decorated with a panel edged by relief scrolls, enclosing a landscape with man standing on the right beside a tree, playing a pipe to a lady who sits on the ground in front of him. On both sides there is an area of scale pattern, rocks and stylized plants, and on the back, an inverted spray of simplified foliage. A border of Greek Key pattern runs round the edge of the base. One of a pair.


History note: Fresco's, Gate Street, Holborn, where bought on 10 February 1893, for £1.10.0. by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 23.4 cm
Width: 10.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Delft ⪼ Holland ⪼ Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, second half
1765 CE - 1800 CE


The Ewer Factory (De Lampetkan) operated between 1609 and 1811. The initials LPK or LP Kan, abbreviations for Lampetkan were used from c. 1752 until the factory closed in 1811. During this period the factory was directed by the widow of Maarten van der Ceel from 1752-1778 and by Abraham van der Ceel from 1778-1808. This vase and its pair probably made between about 1765-1800.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt)
Base Width 10.3 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: LPK
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2463B-1928
Primary reference Number: 73552
Old object number: 228a
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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