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Dish: C.51-1927

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Potter: Unidentified




Brown earthenware, the front coated with white slip, incised, and painted in green, greyish-blue, and brownish-yellow under lead glaze. The reverse is undecorated but has patches of slip on the sides. Shape 95.
In the centre, a bird stands in profile to right between plants and surrounded by a circle of radiating leaves or petals between sets of three concentric grooves. On the sides are rosettes within petals; on the rim, paired leaves with a dot on each. The edge is yellow.


History note: Unknown before F. Leverton Harris ( 17 December 1864-14 November 1926) by whom bequeathed

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 46.6 cm
Height: 7.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1927) by Harris, Frederick Leverton


16th Century, Late
17th Century#
Circa 1575 CE - 1800 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in green, greyish-blue, and brownish-yellow)
Front composed of lead-glaze

Materials used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.51-1927
Primary reference Number: 75348
Old object number: M57
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 7 October 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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