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Pug Dog on Cushion: C.3030-1928

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Pug Dog on Cushion


Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain of a Pug Dog on a Cushion.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, and covered overall with slightly speckly clear glaze, except for a small area on the cushion near the pug's back left paw. The pug reclines on a rectangular cushion with an incised border on the sides, and a large tassel on each front corner. The pug's body is in profile to left, with its head is turned round to its left, and its tail is curled up over its back. It wears a collar with an applied flower at the back of its neck.


History note: Sheldon Collection; purchased by Cyril Andrade, at the Sheldon Sale on 12 June 1919 for £15; sold by Andrade at Puttick & Simpson, 10 October 1919, lot 149; purchased by Frank Stoner on Dr Glaisher's behalf for £4.10.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid#
George II
Circa 1750 - 1755

School or Style


Components of the work

Across Tassels Length 13.2 cm

Materials used in production

phosphatic Soft-paste porcelain
presumed lead Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, and covered overall with slightly speckly clear glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: an arrow and an annulet; the symbol of the planet Mars

  • Location: Under viewer's left back corner
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: rectangular with cut corners and dark green line on three sides

  • Text: No 4119/White Bow pug dog/reclining on a cushion From the Sheldon Collection b. at/Puttick's Oct 10, 1919
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in faded blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3030-1928
Primary reference Number: 41569
Old object number: 4119
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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