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Dish: C.2601-1928

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Tin-glazed earthenware lobed dish painted in blue with a half-figure of William III, initials K W, tulips and draped up curtains surrounded by a border of Chinese scroll and leaf ornament

Buff earthenware moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in blue with darker blue outlines (trek). Circular with eight slanting lobes on the everted rim and deep sides, standing on a footring. In the middle is a half-figure of William III wearing a crown, a wig, and armour, with the initials KW above, and on either side a tulip on a spray of leaves extending up the sides. On the sides below, there are three leaf sprigs, and above , two draped curtains with two tassels suspended between them over the King's head. Round the rim there is a border of Chinese scroll-foliage and a wide blue band. On the back is the number 18.


History note: Mr George Jennings , Walberswick, near Southwold, Suffolk from whom purchased for £3.10s. at the end of July 1907 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 29.9 cm
Height: 5.7 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


Late 17th Century
William III (1750-1702)
Circa 1689 CE - 1702 1702 CE

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt oxide) Foot: Diameter 11.2 cm

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: KW
  • Location: In well
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Inscription
  • Text: 18
  • Location: On the base inside footring
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Number

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2601-1928
Primary reference Number: 73771
Old object number: 2741
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 12 July 2021 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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