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War (female): C.1074-2016

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War (female)


Manufacturer: Stephan, J.
Sculptor: Stephan, J.




History note: The estate of G. D. V. Glynn

Legal notes

Accepted by H. M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax from the estate of G. D. V. Glynn, and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 32 cm
Length: 14.3 cm
Width: 12.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2016-01-25) by H.M. Government


19th Century, third quarter#
Victoria I
Production date: AD 1860


From a brief record in the Museum of Worcester's archive, for an 'oven plaque' made in 1857, it appears that James Lane was probably the manager of a firm in London, which had contacts with Kerr and Binns of Worcester. The RWB in the inscription stands for R.W. Binns. J. Stephan may have been a modeller or independent producer in Worcester, as his name is not recorded at the factory. The 'Worcester' in the inscription would therefore refer to the location of Stephan rather than Lane, but this is uncertain.

Components of the work

Base Length 10.3 cm

Materials used in production

Parian (porcelain)

Techniques used in production

Slip casting

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Made by J. Stephan for James Lane Worcester 1860 / By prmisn [sic] of RWB
  • Location: Reverse of bust
  • Method of creation: Marked
  • Type: Maker's name

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1074-2016
Primary reference Number: 216090
Old number: 294
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 1 June 2017 Updated: Tuesday 18 December 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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