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A Letter from the Diggings: GPL.131-1928

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

A Letter from the Diggings

Maker(s)

Factory: F. & R. Pratt & Co.
Engraver: Austin, Jesse

Entities

Categories

Description

White earthenware, moulded and decorated underglaze with a multicolour transfer print. Circular. On the top 'A Letter from the Diggings', inscribed 'A LETTER FROM THE DIGGINGS'; border Fig. VIII f. (Williams-Wood, p. 103), signed 'J AUSTIN Sc'.

Notes

History note: No information about date or whereabouts of purchase

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Fenton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid-late 19th Century
Victoria I
Circa 1850 CE - 1900 CE

School or Style

Victorian

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration

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: 207
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label
  • Text: J AUSTIN Sc
  • Location: On top of pot-lid
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: A LETTER FROM THE DIGGINGS
  • Location: On top of pot-lid
  • Method of creation: Printed

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: GPL.131-1928
Primary reference Number: 14846
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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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