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Dish: C.310-1991

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Current Location: In storage


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Tin-glazed earthenware, painted and sponged in blue with figures in a landscape.

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in and sponged in blue. Circular with narrow, steeply sloping rim and wide shallow well, standing on a footring pierced by a correctly placed suspension hole. Decorated with a landscape with a tree on the right and a church between two trees on the left. In the middle, a gentleman holding three flowers is approaching a lady holding a fan who is walking arm in arm with a gentleman holding a cane. Overhead there are four groups of birds. On the reverse there are three spur marks on the rim.


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. 10, part of lot 70; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

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

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 34.6 cm
Height: 5.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England
  • Delft ⪼ Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Mid-18th Century
Circa 1730 CE - 1740 CE


Possibly London, or Delft

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( cobalt-blue)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in and sponged in blue.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular with cut corners and red border

  • Text: 1063
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: oval with gold border

  • Text: 131
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.310-1991
Primary reference Number: 74382
Packing number: EURCER 301
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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