Skip to main content

Box: C.1035 & A-1928

An image of Box

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Factory: Unidentified

Entities

Categories

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
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 February 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Box" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/71204 Accessed: 2022-12-02 14:27:49

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/71204 |title=Box |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-12-02 14:27:49|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-71204

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa8/C_1035_20_26_20A_1928_281_29.jpg"
        alt="Box"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Box</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Box

Accession Number: E.15a.1907

Box

Accession Number: E.15b.1907

Box

Accession Number: M/P.4A-1938

Box

Accession Number: X.13-1917

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...