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Drinking pot: GL.C.5-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unknown




Red earthenware with horizontal reeding on the upper part, partially covered with mottled green lead glaze. The body is slightly convex, with a reeded loop handle, and a spreading base with thumb marks. The neck has a projecting ridge below the mouth.


History note: Dug up in King's Lane, Cambridge, 28th May 1884.Purchased from Mr Bernie's shop, Bridge Street, Cambridge, May 17th, 1928, for £1 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

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Height: 21.5 cm

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  • Hedingham ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


14th Century
Circa 1300 CE - 1400 CE


Excavated in King's Lane, Cambridge on 28th May, 1884.

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Inscription present: label existed when bought by Glaisher in May 1928

  • Text: Dug up in King's Lane [Cambridge] May 28, 1884 during excavation for lecture room
  • Location: Inside
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: GL.C.5-1928
Primary reference Number: 77077
Glaisher MS Catalogue: 5027
Duplicate: GI.C.5-1928
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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