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The Bully: GPL.167-1928

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Current Location: In storage


The Bully


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




White earthenware, moulded, decorated with coloured transfer prints under a slightly blue-green, crazed glaze. Blue, yellow and red with a brown key plate. Circular with a sloping rim, flat central area and recessed base. 'The Bully', after William Mulready, R.A., inscribed 'W MULREADY RA PINX' and signed 'J AUSTIN SCULP'. Encircled by a narrow border of conjoined bell flowers; outer oak leaf and acorn border on a grey-green ground.


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

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 24.0 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 1850 CE - 1900 CE


Engraving after original painting 'The Wolf and the Lamb' by W. Mulready, illustrated in the Art Journal for 1856, p. 36. Engraved by C.W. Sharpe, though an engraving by J.H. Robinson had been published earlier but the plate destroyed. Size of painting 2ft x 1ft 8in.

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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 blue-green, crazed glaze, brown key plate

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On top of plate
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Location: On top of plate
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: BAXTER TIMES/JAN. 1923/p. 229
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: GPL.167-1928
Primary reference Number: 15089
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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