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Salve stand: C.33-2007

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Green, Stephen




Stoneware, with impressed inscription, ‘S Green 2 Union Place Lambeth’ dusted with cobalt-blue and either very thinly tin-glazed (not normal on stoneware) or salt-glazed. The cobalt has run into the glaze


History note: Found by the donor at Rotherhithe

Legal notes

Given by John Pirie

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2007-07-16) by Pirie, John


Second quarter of 19th century
William IV
Victoria I
Circa 1831 CE - 1858 CE


This stand was probably used for Singleton’s eye ointment. Thomas Singleton (1700-79) of Lambeth Butts sold 'Dr Johnson's Yellow or Golden Ointment' for inflammation of the eyes from around 1750, and on his death his son William inherited the business. He moved to 2, Union Place Lambeth and continued the business until his death in 1807. His daughter Selina carried it on, and her son William Singleton Folgham took over in 1816. He died in in 1825, and in the same year, his daughter, also Selina, inherited the famous recipe, and married the Lambeth potter, Stephen Green of 54 Princes Street, Lambeth. He inherited her share of the business on her death in 1831, and became sole proprietor in 1849.

Components of the work

Exterior composed of glaze ( possibly very thin tin-glaze, or salt-glaze)
Decoration composed of cobalt
Foot Diameter 2.5 cm
Top Diameter 5.5 cm

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: S Green 2 Union Place Lambeth
  • Location: On outer edge
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.33-2007
Primary reference Number: 150622
Entry form number: 963
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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