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Wine bottle: C.5-1931

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Maker(s)

Probably Pickleherring Pottery (Pottery)
Wilhelm, Christian (Proprietor of pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware bottle painted in blue with 'birds-on-rocks' pattern in late Ming style, and dated 1628 below the lower terminal of the handle

Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed, and painted in blue. The bulbous body stands on a low foot which is concave in the centre underneath. It has a narow cylindrical neck with a rounded rim, and a loop handle which is concave on the inside and convex on the outside. The sides are decorated wth birds standing on rocks with flowers, a flying insect and a butterfly. Below there is a row of slanting Ss between horizontal bands and above on the shoulder, slanting stripes and dots between horizontal bands, and on the neck slanting Ss between horizontal bands. On either side of the handle there is a broad blue vertical stripe, and below it the date '1628'. The exterior of the handle is blue.

Notes

History note: Bryan T. Harland, Croydon; Mrs Bryan T. Harland; sold Sotheby's, 11 February, 1931, Catalogue of the Harland Collection, first day, p. 16, lot 81

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Southwark ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1931) by Sotheby's

Dating

Second quarter of 17th century
Charles I
Production date: dated AD/CE 1628 : dated

Note

Probably made at Christian Wilhelm's pottery at Pickleherring, Southwark

School or Style

Late Ming style

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt) Body:

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1628
  • Location: Below the lower terminal of handle
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.5-1931
Primary reference Number: 75382
Old object number: 22
Glaisher number: 1293
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 September 2016 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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