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Charger: Theme of tenderness: AAL.8-2021

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Charger: Theme of tenderness


Artist: Mellon, Eric James




Stoneware with philadelphus ash glaze (according to the inscription on base), decorated with a mythological scene showing two female figures (one playing a flute, one with a fox) atop a leaping horse above two amorous figures below, the rim with a border of radiating lines. The underside decorated with trees, a fox and further figures, including a mermaid.

Legal notes

Lent by the Keatley Trust

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Lent (2021-12-01) by Keatley Trust


20th Century#
Production date: AD 1984

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Eric James Mellon 1984 12 [on its side] philadelphus Ash [line drawing of a fox] theme of tenderness
  • Location: Inside of foot rim
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Inscription and date

Identification numbers

Accession number: AAL.8-2021
Primary reference Number: 308037
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Audit data

Created: Monday 7 March 2022 Updated: Monday 7 March 2022 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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