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Dish: C.2636A-1928

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Unidentified Delft factory (Production)


Tin-glazed earthenware dish decorated with a bust of William III flanked by tulips and a border of tulips and other flowers and foliage

Earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed and painted in blue, yellow and sage-green. Circular with a wavy edge, wide gadrooned rim, and deep fluted sides, standing on a footring. In the middle is a half figure of King William III wearing a crown and armour, flanked by tulips, with the initials 'W R' above. On the rim are similar tulips alternating with other flowers on a continuous stem. Inscribed on the base within the footring, 'No .50'.


History note: Christie, Manson & Woods, 3 December 1901, part of lot 201 purchased for 8½ guineas by Mr Stoner; bought from Mr Stoner for paid 10% more by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 33.7 cm
Height: 6.3 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 1690 CE - 1702 1702 CE

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colour ( blue, green, and yellow) Base: Diameter 12.5 cm

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W R
  • Location: In well on front
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Inscription
  • Text: No 50
  • Location: On base within footring
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2636A-1928
Primary reference Number: 73833
Old object number: 3095
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 1 February 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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