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The Sacrifice of Isaac: C.1858-1928

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The Sacrifice of Isaac


Possibly Librand, Johann Henrich (Potter)
Possibly Librandt, Wilhelm (Potter)


Earthenware with modelled and applied decoration, decorated with cream slip, manganese, and green, and lead-glazed. The Sacrifice of Isaac with the date '1783' surrounded by a border of a continuous wavy stem bearing stylized flowers and leaves

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 46 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Sonsbeck ⪼ Lower Rhine ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th century
Production date: dated AD 1783


Attributed to Issum on accession, but reattributed to Wilhelm Librandt, Sonsbeck in 1971 (see Documentation), and to Hendrik Librandt [Johann Hendrich Liebrand], Sonsbeck in 1974, when included in the exhibition 'Peasant Pottery of the Lower Rhein' held in the Fitzwilliam Museum but not included in the small publication which accompanied it.

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1783
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: In relief
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1858-1928
Primary reference Number: 72764
Old object number: R 3055
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 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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