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A False Move: GPL.241-1928

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

A False Move

Maker(s)

Factory: T. J. & J. Mayer

Entities

Categories

Description

White earthenware, moulded and decorated underglaze with a multicolour transfer print. Circular. On top of lid 'A False Move', inscribed 'Check to your Queen John.' and 'Pooh pooh your Bishop/is out of his place man.'; yellow leaf border inscribed at the bottom 'A FALSE MOVE'; black key plate.

Notes

History note: No information

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 13.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Longport ⪼ 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 1850 - 1900

Note

The cartoon refers to the 'Durham Letter', written by Lord John Russell on the threatened assumption of ecclesiastical titles by the Roman Catholic bishops. It has been much reproduced.

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: A FALSE MOVE
  • Location: On top of pot-lid
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Text: Check to your Queen John
  • Location: On top of pot-lid
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Text: Pooh pooh your bishop/is out of his place man
  • Location: On top of pot-lid
  • Method of creation: Printed

Inscription present: in black

  • Text: C
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: GPL.241-1928
Primary reference Number: 14943
Stable URI

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) "A False Move" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/14943 Accessed: 2024-07-21 15:12:56

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