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The Goldfinch: GPL.170-1928

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The Goldfinch


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


White earthenware, moulded, decorated with coloured transfer prints under a slightly blue, crazed glaze. Greyish blue, yellow and red with a black key plate. Circular with a sloping rim and flat central area. 'The Goldfinch'. On the rim, two shades of maroon enamel ground and 'pearl and dot' border with five gilt lines.


History note: Bought by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher in Stoke, June, 1925.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 21.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Fenton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 19th Century
Circa 1860 - 1900

Components of the work

Glaze composed of lead-glaze Decoration

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : White earthenware, decorated with coloured transfer prints under a slightly blue, crazed glaze, black key plate

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Identification numbers

Accession number: GPL.170-1928
Primary reference Number: 15065
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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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