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Set of Five Vases: C.1266.1-5-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Set of Five Vases


Woolley, Richard




Fine white stoneware with applied white reliefs, and blue ground, the covers of the two pairs of vases pierced


History note: Frank Stoner, London, from whom purchased by Dr Glaisher on 19 Novembe, 1917 for £50

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Longton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J.W.L.


Early 19th Century
George III
Circa 1809-11 CE - 1811-03 CE


From c.1794 to 1807 Woolley was in partnership with James Chetham at Commerce Street, Longton, and on Chetham's death he continued in partnership with his widow, Ann, until November 1809. He set up his own business in Market Street, but by March 18ll was declared bankrupt. These vases, and one other are the only marked pieces known from Woolley's factory.

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Accession number: C.1266.1-5-1928
Primary reference Number: 131030
Old object number: 4237
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

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

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