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A windy day with a couple by a river with a boatman: C.1736-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


A windy day with a couple by a river with a boatman


Pottery: Unidentified Liverpool pottery
Printer: Sadler, John




Earthenware, tin-glazed white on the upper surface and transfer-printed in black. A windy day with a couple by a river with a boatman; simple scroll border. Signed 'Sadler'.


History note: Sotheby's, 13 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: 0.7 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
George II
Circa 1758 CE - 1761 CE


Made in Liverpool and printed by John Sadler

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Sadler
  • Type: Signature

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1736-1928
Primary reference Number: 15445
Old object number: 2732/5
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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