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Saucer: C.535A-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




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.


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

Acquisition and important dates

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


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


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


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

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
  • Type: 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: Thursday 6 January 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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