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Box: C.1035 & A-1928

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Object information

Maker(s)

Unidentified (Factory)

Description

Cream-coloured earthenware with pale yellowish lead-glaze. The cylindrical box has slightly waisted sides and a lower border resembling a twisted rope. The slightly domed lid has a similar edging, and is moulded in relief with a half-figure of John Wilkes flanked by a Cap of Liberty and caduceus, and a trophy of trumpets. Below is the name 'J. WILKESE' in a panel edged by scrolls. The underside of the lid is incised with the name and date 'Samuel Baw L 1769

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 8.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Production date: dated AD 1769

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Cover Inscription

Materials used in production

cream Earthenware Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J. WILKESE
  • Location: On top of lid
  • Method of creation: Moulded in relief
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Samuel Baw L 1769
  • Location: On underside of lid
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1035 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 71204
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 February 2019 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Box" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/71204 Accessed: 2022-05-28 22:12:35

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