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Saucer: C.535A-1928

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Object information

Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)

Description

White stoneware, press-moulded, and salt-glazed

Off-white stoneware, press-moulded and salt-glazed. Circular with deep curved sides, standing on a footring. The decoration on the inside is in relief. In the middle there is a circular medallion enclosing a bird walking to the right with its head turned towards its back, surrounded by a wide latticework border. This is surrounded by eight panels separated by radiating lines, containing respectively: a huntsman with a hound, Danae amongst clouds over a unicorn, Cupid riding a lion with a swan below; a winged figure and an animal with a swan on its back over a heart flanked by figures; a fleeing figure and ? Cupid; a tea party scene with a large teapot or kettle below; a spread eagle; and a stag , a bird and a shield of arms.

Notes

History note: Sotheby's, 17 December 1926, Continental Porcelain, Continental & English Pottery, Antique & decorative Furniture, part of lot 36 bought by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 3 cm
Width: 11.4 cm

Relative size of this object

11.4 cm3 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1745 CE - 1755 1755 CE

Note

This saucer would have accompanied a cup moulded with similar reliefs on its exterior, such as C.583- and C.584-1928

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Surface: composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

White stoneware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : White stoneware, press-moulded, and salt-glazed
Salt-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label with cut corners and black or blue-black line round the outer edge

  • Text: 4871c.White saltglaze/saucer with/pattern stamped/upon it in 8/compartments/rather poor impression/b. at Sotheby's/Dec 17,1926.
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.535A-1928
Primary reference Number: 75452
Old object number: 4981c
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Sunday 21 November 2021 Last processed: Sunday 28 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) "Saucer" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/75452 Accessed: 2021-11-30 00:16:20

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