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Tulip Charger: C.308-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Tulip Charger


Pottery: unidentified London pottery




Earthenware, tin-glazed on the front and lead-glazed on the reverse, painted in high-temperature colours with tulips, carnations and foliage.

Buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed white, the reverse covered with clear, bluish, uneven lead-glaze, painted in blue, turquoise-green, yellow and brownish-orange. Circular with curved sides, everted rim, and narrow footrim, pierced by a correctly placed suspension hole. Decorated with three large tulips, four carnations and two buds or seed heads and foliage springing from the same point at the bottom of the rim. The edge is encircled by blue dashes partly covered by a yellow band.


History note: Christie's, 5th April, 1934, Catalogue of the Collection of English Pottery and Porcelain and Miniatures formed by Mrs M.L. Clarke, Deceased, late of Toronto, Canada, p. 8, part of lot 49; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 34.2 cm
Height: 6.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Late 17th Century
Charles II
William III and Mary II
William III (1750-1702)
Circa 1675 CE - 1700 CE


Shape A in English Delftware Dishes from the Glaisher Collection, 1981.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in blue, turquoise-green, yellow and brownish-orange)
Reverse composed of lead-glaze
Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with serrated edge

  • Text: 531/a
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: green rectangle

  • Text: SOT
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.308-1991
Primary reference Number: 74366
Old object number: EURCER 124
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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