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Saucer: C.535B-1928

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Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)


White stoneware, press-moulded with decoration in relief, 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, London, 17 December 1927, 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

Diameter: 11.3 cm
Height: 3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


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

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 with decoration in relief, and salt-glazed

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: 4981d/White saltglaze/saucer with pattern/stamped on it in8 compartments/rather poor im-/pression/b. at Sotheby's/Dec 17,1926
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.535B-1928
Primary reference Number: 75453
Old object number: 4981
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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