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The Blue Boy: GPL.68 & A-1928

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The Blue Boy


F. & R. Pratt & Co. (Factory)
After Gainsborough, Thomas (Painter)


Pot with lid. White earthenware, moulded and decorated underglaze with a multicolour transfer print. On the top 'The Blue Boy', after Thomas Gainsborough; purple seaweed on sides. On cylindrical pot with splayed base decorated with purple seaweed.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.3 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
Circa 1850 CE - 1900 1900 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Pot: Diameter 10.6 cm
Lid: Diameter 12.0 cm

Materials used in production

Glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 87/FEB.4.1925/BRIGHTON/S.A.
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: GPL.68 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 14669
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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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