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Wall pocket: C.1726-1928

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Object information

Maker(s)

Unidentified Liverpool pottery (Pottery)

Description

Buff earthenware, press-moulded in relief, tin-glazed, and painted in green, yellow, red, brown and black. In the shape of a curving cornucopia with a flat back pierced by two suspension holes. The front is decorated with a bird standing on the narrow branch of a flowering tree. Above it there is a petalled yellow flower or shell.

Notes

History note: Lovett Collection; sold Puttick & Simpson, London, 6 March 1903, part of lot 224 with a pair; Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.2 cm
Height: 7 15/16 in
Width: 13.6 cm
Width: 5 3/8 in

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
George II
Circa 1755 CE - 1760 CE

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( green, yellow, red, brown, and black)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Buff earthenware, press-moulded in relief, tin-glazed, and painted in green, yellow, red, brown, and black high-temperature (oxide) colours; two suspension holes pierced in the back before firing
Tin-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1726-1928
Primary reference Number: 72534
Old object number: 1427
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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