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Girl with Grapes: GPL.125 & A-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Girl with Grapes
Sharing the Gains


Factory: F. & R. Pratt & Co.
Engraver: Austin, Jesse
Painter: Murillo, Bartolomé Esteban (After)




Pot and lid. The pot pale is buff earthenware, marbled on the exterior in grey. The lid is white earthenware decorated with a multi-colour underglaze transfer print. The cylindrical pot splays out slightly towards the base, which is recessed. At the top it has a ledge to support the cover, which is domed with a narrow rim. The cover is decorated on top with Girl with Grapes also known as Sharing the Gains inscribed 'MURILLO PINX' below; border Fig. VIII g.. The transfer-print has integral initials 'JA' for Jesse Austin (1806-79) at the bottom. On the base of the pot, printed in pink 'J GOSNELL & Co/L [indistinct LONDON] within an oval frame with a tied ribbon at the bottom, the name of the firm for whom the pot was commissioned.


History note: Probably bought from Stanley Woolston, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Fenton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, Mid#
Victoria I
Circa 1855 CE - 1865 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Pot composed of earthenware ( buff-coloured)
Lid composed of white earthenware Diameter 9.9 cm
Base Diameter 9.5 cm
Over Lid Height 9.2 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, moulded and decorated underglaze with a multicolour transfer print
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: JA
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Initials

Inscription present: within an oval frame with a tied ribbon at the bottom

  • Text: J GOSNELL & Co/L [indistinct LONDON]
  • Location: On base of pot
  • Method of creation: Printed in pink
  • Location: On lid
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Text: 243/DEC.13.1924/W.
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: GPL.125 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 27288
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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