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Plate: C.10-1983

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Liverpool pottery
Printer: Sadler, John




Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white on both sides and transfer-printed in black. In the middle, a coat-of-arms for a huntsman or sporting club, with huntsmen supporters, a bird flying above and a partridge hunting scene below. On the back, three spur marks.


History note: Ernest Allman Collection. Sold, Sotheby's, 12th January, 1965, The Well-known Collection of English Pottery and Porcelain, p. 5, lot 9. (£13). Lipski Collection. Sold, Sotheby's, 1st March, 1983, The Lipski Collection of English and Irish Delftware Part III, lot 571

Legal notes

Purchased with the J.R.V. Smyth Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.8 cm
Diameter: 9 in
Height: 3.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1983-03-14) by Sotheby's


18th Century, Mid#
Circa 1757 CE - 1761 CE


A rare example of transfer-printing on Liverpool pottery other than tiles

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( in black)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white on both sides and transfer-printed in black; three peg marks on the back.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular

  • Text: 176.E
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in green
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular

  • Text: '176.E' in red, with 'S (9)/12 or 2 Jan 65' above in black
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in red and black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular

  • Text: E 78. Delft Tiles with/transfers and RARE. This is/also a Rare/sporting subject' in blue.
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.10-1983
Primary reference Number: 71171
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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