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Samson Rending the Lion: C.2823.41-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Samson Rending the Lion

Maker(s)

Pottery: unidentified London pottery

Entities

Categories

Description

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

Notes

History note: From a fireplace surround at 17 Peas Hill, Cambridge. Acquired 26th August, 1924, from Stanley Woolston, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.9 cm
Height: 12.6 cm
Width: 12.5 cm

Relative size of this object

12.5 cm12.6 cm9 mm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1730 CE - 1760 CE

Note

The action depicted is described in the Bible, Old Testament, Judges 14: 5-6

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2823.41-1928
Primary reference Number: 15510
Old object number: 4479a
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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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Samson Rending the Lion" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/15510 Accessed: 2022-12-07 08:08:01

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