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Fiddler and Dancing Girl: C.1729-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Fiddler and Dancing Girl


Pottery: Unidentified Liverpool pottery
Printer: Sadler, John




Buff earthenware, tin-glazed white on the upper surface and transfer-printed in grey-black. A street scene with a fiddler and a girl dancing; simple scrolled border. Signed 'J Sadler' and 'Liverpool'.


History note: Purchased from Mr Sidney Hand, Grafton Street, London, W.1. for £2 9 June, 1922 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.7 cm
Height: 12.6 cm
Width: 12.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th Century, third quarter#
George II
Circa 1758 CE - 1761 CE


Possibly after Gravelot or Francis Hayman, p. 56, B.5-2, pl. 39, see Liverpool Printed Tiles, Anthony Ray, E.C.C.T, 1973.

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( grey-black)
Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: script letters

  • Text: J. Sadler
  • Location: On front below frame
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Liverpool

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1729-1928
Primary reference Number: 15438
Old object number: 3786A
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 8 October 2019 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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