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Charles II and Catherine of Braganza

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Title/s

Charles II and Catherine of Braganza

Maker/s

Toft, Thomas [ULAN info: English potter, act.1663-1689]

Collection

J.W.L. Glaisher

Category

lead-glazed earthenware

Name

dish

Description

Dish. Earthenware, thrown, the front coated with white slip, and slip-trailed in two shades of brown under lead-glaze; reverse unglazed. Circular with a broad rim, deep sides, and almost flat centre. Decorated in the middle with busts of a woman with her hair dressed in ringlets and wearing a necklace and a crown, and a man with a long wig, probably Catherine of Braganza and Charles I. Above and between their heads is a rosette, and below, a winged motif. The sides of the well are decorated with a zig-zag slightly curved line forming triangles, and the rim has a trellis border, broken at the bottom by a rectangular panel enclosing the name THOMAS.TOFT

Production Place

Staffordshire (county)

England (country)

Technique Description

earthenware, thrown, slip-coated, slip-trailed, and lead-glazed

Dimensions

height: (whole): cm
diameter: (whole): 42.5 cm

Period

Charles I
17th Century

Date

circa 1662 to 1685

Provenance

bequeathed: Glaisher, J.W.L., Dr 1928 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Hodgkin Collection; purchased in London in 1913

Dr. J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. maker's name
    Position: on front
    Method: slip-trailing
    Content: THOMAS.TOFT
    Interpretation: probably the potter's name

Documentation

  1. Rackham, Bernard (1935 (reprinted Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, 1987)) Catalogue of the Glaisher Collection of Pottery and Porcelain in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press [page: 35]
    [comments: Publ. Vol. I, p. 35, no. 207, vol. II, pl. 19A]
  2. Cooper, Ronald Glanville (1968) English Slipware Dishes 1650-1850, London: Tiranti [page: 69]
    [comments: Publ. p. 69, no. 8, and pl. 119. For other Thomas Toft dishes, see pp. 66-70]
  3. Poole, Julia E. (1995) Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks, English Pottery, Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press [page: 30-31]
    [comments: Publ. pp. 30-31, no. 10]
  4. (2005) Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum, London: Scala [page: 144]
    [comments: Publ.]

Other Notes

Accession Number

C.207-1928 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 73072; Input Date: 2004-03-11 / Last Edit: 2005-03-11)

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