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Vase: C.494-1928

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery (Pottery)

Description

White salt-glazed stoneware, in the form of a globular double bowl with double walls, the outer wall pierced with interlaced circles, standing on a high fluted foot. From the shoulders spring four slightly scrolled handles meeting over the middle, and surmounted by a stem of flowers

Notes

History note: Mrs Cater, Colchester; sold Sotheby's, 23 July 1925, Porcelain, Pottery & Glass (Mrs Cater), lot 47; sold for £13 to Hunt bidding on behalf of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.2 cm
Width: 6.4 cm

Relative size of this object

6.4 cm15.2 cm What does this represent?

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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 - 1760 1760 CE

Note

This is a very rare example of a double sided and pierced object in white salt-glazed stoneware. Its function is uncertain. It might have been used as a vase for a small posy of flowers, or possibly for container for salt at table

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface: composed of salt-glaze Foot: Diameter 5.7 cm
Flowers: Handles: Sides:

Materials used in production

Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Salt-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.494-1928
Primary reference Number: 75292
Old object number: 4577
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Sunday 24 October 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Vase" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/75292 Accessed: 2021-11-27 14:18:25

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