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Dish: C.2534-1928

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Probably Unidentified Bristol pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with two putti and a border of florals sprays and trellis

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed, and painted in blue. Circular with a sloping rim, deep curved sides, and flat centre, standing on a footring. In the middle within an alternately cusped and indented circle, two naked putti are standing on a chequered floor with a shield-shaped window behind them. Both wear helmets. One is wingless and has a bow and quiver. The other has wings and other holds a staff with four circular heads one above the other at the top. The rim has a border of four elongated oval panels filled wth sprays of flowers and foliage reserved in trellis work. The back has a leaf in the centre and four wavy stems or grasses on the underside of the rim.


History note: Mr Withers, 42 Silver Street, Leicester, from whom bought for 15s.0d. on 13 June 1895 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 36.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
Circa 1740 CE - Circa 1760 1760 CE


The wavy stems or grasses on the reverse are associated with dishes made in Bristol

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2534-1928
Primary reference Number: 73676
Old object number: 360
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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