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A Chinese woman fishing accompanied by a boy: C.1740-1928

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A Chinese woman fishing accompanied by a boy


Unidentified Liverpool pottery (Pottery)
Sadler, John (Printer)


Earthenware, tin-glazed white on the upper surface and transfer-printed in grey-black. A Chinese woman fishing accompanied by a boy; simple scroll border. Signed in right-hand corner 'Sadler/Liverpool'.


History note: Purchased from Mr Sidney Hand, Grafton Street, London, W. 1. for £2 on 9th 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

Relative size of this object

12.6 cm12.6 cm7 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


Third quarter of 18th century
George II
George III
Circa 1758 CE - 1761 1761 CE


The scene on this tile is from Jean Pillement, et al (Robert Hancock, Anthony Walker and others.), The Ladies Amusement or the Art of Japanning Made Easy, London (Robert Sayer), 1760. 'January' from the ‘12 Months of the Year’ series, depicting Women in Oriental settings.

School or Style

Rococo Chinoiserie

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

  • Text: Sadler/Liverpool
  • Location: In right hand corner
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Signature

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1740-1928
Primary reference Number: 15450
Old object number: 3786C
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 20 August 2021 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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