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Mercury Instructing Cupid before Venus: C.1744-1928

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Titles

Mercury Instructing Cupid before Venus

Maker(s)

Unidentified Liverpool pottery (Pottery)
J. Sadler & G. Green (Printer)
After Correggio (Antonio Allegri) (Painter)

Description

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed white on the upper surface and transfer-printed in faded brown. Mercury Instructing Cupid before Venus; '88' border.

Notes

History note: Probably purchased from Sidney Hand, Grafton Street, London W.1 on 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: 0.6 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 1775 CE

Note

The design is derived ultimately from Correggio's School of Love in the National Gallery, London, see Ray, 1973

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colour ( faded brown) Front: composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1744-1928
Primary reference Number: 15454
Old object number: 1639
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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