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Fragment of bocage: EC.35.5-1943

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Enoch Wood (Factory)


Pale cream/off-white earthenware, moulded and covered with lead-glaze tinted slightly blue. Two leaves with serrated edges back to back, with on one side, two six-petalled flowers, applied to the end of a branch, just visible between the bases of the leaves.


History note: Found with other fragments and figures beneath the pavement on the south side of Burslem old Town Hall (oposite the Leopard Inn) during Mr Bemrose's excavation in April 1938; exchanged with other fragments for a copy of Rackham's Catalogue of the Glaisher Collection, 1935.

Legal notes

Given by Stoke-on-Trent Museum in exchange for a copy of the Catalogue of the Glaisher Collection

Measurements and weight

Length: 3.5 cm
Width: 2.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Exchanged (1943) by The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery


George IV
Circa 1820 CE - 1830 CE


This fragment would have been attached to the branch of a tree behind a figure

Materials used in production

pale cream Earthenware tinted slightly blue Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Pale cream/off-white earthenware press-moulded leaves with two applied flowers on one side, applied to the end of a branch, visible at the bottom of the leaves

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.35.5-1943
Primary reference Number: 187526
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 8 May 2012 Updated: Monday 27 March 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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