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Model shoe: C.1753-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: unidentified London pottery (Possibly)
Pottery: Brislington Pottery (Possibly)
Pottery: Unidentified Bristol pottery (Possibly)




Buff earthenware, moulded as a model of a high-heeled, buckled lady's shoe, tin-glazed and painted with splashes of blue and red


History note: Edward Sheldon, 12 St Paul's Road, Kersal, Salford, Manchester, from whom purchased for £3 on 24 August, 1928 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 15 cm
Length: 5 7/8 in

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England
  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England
  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 18th Century
Circa 1700 CE - 1710 CE


The origin of this shoe is uncertain it could have been made in London or at Brislington or Bristol. Its style suggests a date in the first decade of the 18th century

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high temperature colours ( blue and red)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, and splashed with blue a reddish-purple

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1753-1928
Primary reference Number: 72564
Old object number: 5085
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 11 January 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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