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Plate: C.1581A-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Pottery: Lambeth High Street Pottery




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with a shepherd and shepherdess in a landscape

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed bluish-white, and painted in blue. Circular wth a sloping rim, sloping sides, and flat centre with recessed base. The front is decorated overall with a Shepherdess and a shepherd holding a houlette in a landscape with a ruined arch and a tree on the left.


History note: One of a set of six in Plashwood's Sale; bought by Mr Johnson, 4 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds who sold it about 1894 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher FRS. Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lambeth ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


George III
Circa 1770 CE - 1775 CE


The shepherd a d shepherdess are after the title page of F. de Cuvilliés, Morceaux de Caprice, à Divers Usages, c. 1770. The tower on the left does not appear in this print. The shepherd is holding a houlette, a staff with a cup-shaped end which was used for throwing stones at dogs or wolves which threatened the flock.

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt)

Materials used in production

bluish-white Tin-glaze
buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed bluish-white, and painted in blue; three point marks on the back

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1581A-1928
Primary reference Number: 72256
Old object number: 364
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 26 July 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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