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A Shepherd Courting a Shepherdess: C.1735-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

A Shepherd Courting a Shepherdess

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unidentified Liverpool pottery
Printer: J. Sadler & G. Green

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Description

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed white on the upper surface and transfer-printed in grey-black. A shepherd courting a shepherdess watched by a dog; '88' border.

Notes

History note: Sotheby's, 13th November, 1907, part of lot 75; bought by Mr Button on behalf of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.6 cm
Height: 12.6 cm
Width: 12.6 cm

Relative size of this object

12.6 cm12.6 cm6 mm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Circa 1765 CE - 1775 CE

Note

Made in Liverpool and printed by J. Sadler and G. Green.

School or Style

Rococo

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

Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1735-1928
Primary reference Number: 15444
Old object number: 2732.4
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "A Shepherd Courting a Shepherdess" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/15444 Accessed: 2022-12-02 12:16:32

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