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The Parish Beadle: GPL.11-1928

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Parish Beadle


Factory: F. & R. Pratt & Co.
Painter: Wilkie, David (After)




White earthenware, moulded and decorated underglaze with a multicolour transfer print. On the top 'The Parish Beadle', after Sir David Wilkie, R.A., inscribed 'Thos. Jackson THE PARISH BEADLE After WILKIE' and on the inn sign 'THE/BONNY BLACK BEAR/BY/GILES GOSLING'; border, Fig. VIII b. (Williams-Wood, p. 103).

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 7.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Fenton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid-late 19th Century
Victoria I
Production date: after AD 1852 : Registration mark: 1st July, 1852

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Components of the work


Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : White earthenware, moulded and decorated underglaze with a multicolour transfer print
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 202/RAMSGATE/Sep.21.1926
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Thos. Jackson THE PARISH BEADLE After Wilkie
  • Location: On top of lid
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Location: On top of lid within picture
  • Method of creation: Printed

Inscription present: 1st July, 1852

  • Location: On top of lid
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Registration mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: GPL.11-1928
Primary reference Number: 14378
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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