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The Room in which Shakespeare was Born: GPL.154-1928

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Titles

The Room in which Shakespeare was Born

Maker(s)

F. & R. Pratt & Co. (Factory)

Description

White earthenware, moulded, decorated with coloured transfer prints under a clear crazed glaze. Blue, yellow and red with a brown key plate. Circular with a sloping rim and flat central area. 'The Room in which Shakespeare was Born', inscribed 'THE ROOM IN WHICH SHAKESPEARE WAS BORN, 1564, STRATFORD ON AVON'. Encircled by a 'pearl' border between two gilt lines; red enamel ground; outer border 123 with three gilt lines.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 18.4 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
Circa 1850 - 1900

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Glaze composed of lead-glaze Decoration

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : White earthenware, decorated with coloured transfer prints under a clear crazed glaze, brown key plate

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: THE ROOM IN WHICH SHAKESPEARE WAS BORN, 1564, STRATFORD ON AVON
  • Location: On top of plate
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Text: B. GOLDING 44. HIGH ST. NOTTINGHILL/CHINA &/GLASS/WAREHOUSE
  • Method of creation: Printed in red
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: GPL.154-1928
Primary reference Number: 15062
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 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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