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Saucer: C.535D-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Unidentified Staffordshire factory (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 Hunt for Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

2 cm
Width: 10.8 cm

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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 CE

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Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

off-white Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : White salt-glazed stoneware, press-moulded with integral relief decoration on the inside, and salt-glazed

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: 4981a/White saltglaze/saucer with pat-ern stamped upon/it in eight com-/parments/sharp impression/b. at Sotheby's/Dec 17, 1926
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.535D-1928
Primary reference Number: 75455
Old object number: 4981a
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 14 January 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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

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