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Cauliflower Tureen: C.2742 & A-1928

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Titles

Cauliflower Tureen

Maker(s)

Unidentified Delft factory (Production)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed pale blue, and painted in dark blue, greyish-green, and yellow. The tureen is moulded in two parts. The lower part resembles the leafy outside of the cauliflower, and the cover the underdeveloped flower.

Notes

History note: Bought by the unnamed vendor in Utrecht; bought in London in 1902 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.5 cm
Width: 14.5 cm

Relative size of this object

14.5 cm9.5 cm What does this represent?

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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

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
Circa 1750 CE - 1775 CE

Note

This was identified as a broccoli tureen by Dr Glaisher and Bernard Rackham, but it looks like a small underdeveloped cauliflower to this cataloguer.

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( bluish-green) Cover Diameter 10.3 cm

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing Lead-glazing Moulding

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2742 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 74005
Old object number: 1306
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 September 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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