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The Skewbald Horse: GPL.159-1928

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Current Location: In storage


The Skewbald Horse


Factory: F. & R. Pratt & Co.
Painter: Wouwerman, Philips (After)
Engraver: Austin, Jesse




White earthenware, moulded, decorated with coloured transfer prints under a slightly bluish, crazed glaze. Blue, yellow and red with a blackish-brown key plate. Circular with a sloping rim and flat central area. 'The Skewbald Horse', after Philips Wouwerman, inscribed 'P. WOUVERMANN PINX' and signed very faintly 'J AUSTIN Sc'. Encircled by a narrow border Fig. VIII j. (Williams-Wood, p. 103) and gilt line; outer 'harebell' border with a gilt line on the edge of the rim.


History note: Bought by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher in 1924

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 18.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Fenton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, Mid-Late
Circa 1860 CE - 1900 CE

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Components of the work

Glaze composed of lead-glaze

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : White earthenware, decorated with coloured transfer prints under a slightly bluish, crazed glaze, blackish-brown key plate

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On top of plate
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Text: J AUSTIN Sc
  • Type: Signature

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: GPL.159-1928
Primary reference Number: 15063
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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