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Pharmacy vase: C.2903-1928

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Göggingen faïence factory (Factory)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue on each side with an arrangement of Oriental style flowers and foliage

Earthenware, thrown, with applied handles and spout, tin-glazed and painted in blue. The ovoid body has a spreading base, a cylindrical neck with projecting flange a short distance below the mouth, two scrolled upward tilting loop handles and a slanting spout on one side. Both sides are decorated with an arrangement of Oriental style flowers and foliage, and the spout is decorated vertical scrolls flanked by rows of short horizontal lines.


History note: Fielding Collection; sold Puttick & Simpson, 27 January 1922, lot 43; sold to Mr Fenton, 11 New Oxford Street, London, from whom purchased on 8 February 1922 for £2 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Göggingen ⪼ Bavaria ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
Circa 1748 CE - 1752 1752 CE


The Göggingen faïence factory was founded in 1748 and closed in 1752 when the concern moved to Friedberg

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of cobalt Body:

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Göggingen
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2903-1928
Primary reference Number: 74187
Old object number: 3992
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 17 December 2018 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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