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The Battle for the Breeches: C.183-1928

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The Battle for the Breeches


Unidentified Staffordshire Potter (Production)

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

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


Late 17th Century
Circa 1660 CE - 1700 CE


The central design of 'The Battle for the Breeches' was probably derived from a woodcut which appeared on numerous broadside ballads during the 17th century, for example, 'The Jolly Widdower: or A Warning for Batchelors' in the Pepys Collection at Magdalene College, Cambridge.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.183-1928
Primary reference Number: 72728
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

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

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