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Candlestick in the shape of a young man holding a Bowl: C.1421-1928

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Candlestick in the shape of a young man holding a Bowl


Unidentified Southwark Pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, yellow, and manganese-brown

Buff earthenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed and painted in blue, yellow, and a little brown. The candlestick is In the form of a young man seated holding an oval bowl resting on his knees. Two candle sockets rise from his shoulders. The young man has yellow hair, and a brown spot on each cheek, and wears a knee-length tunic and boots with a rosette on the front.


History note: Unknown before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 20 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Southwark ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Second half of 17th century
Charles II
Circa 1655 CE - 1680 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, yellow, and a little brown)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Buff earthenware, press-moulded, with applied moulded bowl and candle sockets, tin-glazed white, and painted in blue, yellow, and a little brown

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1421-1928
Primary reference Number: 71976
Old object number: 1395
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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