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Leda and the Swan: C.16-1981

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Leda and the Swan


Potter: Washington, R. J.




Grey stoneware, thrown, glazed, and painted. Horizontal throwing ridges are visible. Of elongated baluster form with a slightly flared foot, sloping shoulders and short neck with flared rim. Covered with a creamy-olive glaze and painted in-glaze in brown with an abstract depiction of a swan.


History note: Paul Rice Gallery, 60 Blenheim Crescent, London, W11

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum, bought from the Paul Rice Gallery

Measurements and weight

Height: 60 cm
Width: 18 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1981-03-09) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Second quarter of 20th century
Production date: circa AD 1938

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

Components of the work


Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware, thrown, glazed, and painted
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.16-1981
Primary reference Number: 72333
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 9 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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