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Egg strainer: C.11-1991

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Pottery: Unidentified Yorkshire or Staffordshire Pottery




Cream-coloured earthenware, pierced, and lead-glazed, with applied moulded handle. Circular with curved sides, pierced with holes creating a stylized flowerhead pattern; moulded shell-shaped handle


History note: Robert and Elizabeth Hirsch; Elizabeth Hirsch, Cambridge

Legal notes

Given from the Robert and Elizabeth Hirsch Collection

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 8.7 cm
Height: 2.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1991-01-21) by Hirsch, Elizabeth, Mrs


18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1770 CE - 1800 CE


A small strainer illustrated in the Castleford Pottery Pattern Book is described as a 'Couloir a oeufs'.

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Materials used in production

cream-coloured Earthenware

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.11-1991
Primary reference Number: 71367
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 10 April 2012 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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