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The Fair Sportswoman: GPL.196-1928

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Current Location: In storage


The Fair Sportswoman


Factory: Bates, Brown-Westhead, Moore & Co.
Engraver: Austin, Jesse




White earthenware, moulded and decorated underglaze with a multicolour transfer print. Circular. On top of lid 'The Fair Sportswoman'; black key; colours include green; vignetted.


History note: Possibly bought from Stanley Woolston, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Shelton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid-late 19th Century
Victoria I
Circa 1860 CE - 1900 CE


This design was the work of Jesse Austin and was issued in 1859-60, see Williams-Wood, Cyril, Staffordshire Pot Lids and Their Potters, London, 1972, pl. 57D. However, as the lid has a black key it was probably later.

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Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 188/FEB.12.1925/W
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: GPL.196-1928
Primary reference Number: 14897
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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