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Tam O Shanter and Souter Johnny: GPL.201-1928

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Tam O Shanter and Souter Johnny

Maker(s)

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

Entities

Categories

Description

White earthenware, moulded and decorated underglaze with a multicolour transfer print. Circular. On top of lid 'Tam O Shanter and Souter Johnny', inscribed 'TAM O SHANTER & SOUTER JOHNNY'; black key plate; vignetted.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Shelton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

19th Century, Mid-Late
Victoria I
Circa 1859 CE - 1900 CE

Note

This subject was engraved by Jesse Austin in 1859 for the Burns Centenary. Later examples have black key plates. See Williams-Wood, Cyril, Staffordshire Pot Lids and Their Potters, London, 1972, pl. 55 and p. 90.

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, black key plate
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: TAM O SHANTER & SOUTER JOHNNY
  • Location: On top of pot-lid
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Text: 288/AUG.26.1924/W.W.
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: GPL.201-1928
Primary reference Number: 14905
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Tam O Shanter and Souter Johnny" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/14905 Accessed: 2024-06-15 06:30:32

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