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The Adoration of the Shepherds: C.2823.22-1928

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Titles

The Adoration of the Shepherds

Maker(s)

unidentified London pottery

Description

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white on the upper surface and painted in manganese. Within a circular medallion, framed by two concentric lines, 'The Adoration of the Shepherds'; barred ox-head corners. There is a hole in the top left and in the lower right corner.

Notes

History note: From a fireplace surround in the upper room at Sennitts’, the Butcher’s, 17 Peas Hill, Cambridge bought by Stanley Woolston, Cambridge and sold on 26 August 1924 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.8 cm
Height: 12.5 cm
Width: 12.5 cm

Relative size of this object

12.5 cm12.5 cm8 mm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 18th Century
Circa 1730 CE - 1760 1760 CE

Note

The action depicted is described in the Bible, New Testament, Luke 2: 16

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2823.22-1928
Primary reference Number: 15490
Old object number: 4479b
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 8 October 2019 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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