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Man holding a Candlesocket: C.2066-1928

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Man holding a Candlesocket


Unknown (Pottery)


Press-moulded grey salt-glazed stoneware. A man standing holding in both arms a cylindrical socket for a candle. He wears a long wig, a full-skirted coat with lacework on the sleeves, and jack boots. The heart-shaped base is covered with foliage in relief.


History note: Puttick & Simpson, 21 July 1916, part of lot 163; sold for £13.10s to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Cambridge

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

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


First quarter of 18th century
Circa 1700 CE - 1725 1725 CE


This figure and its female companion holding a dish were probably part of an ink stand.

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Accession number: C.2066-1928
Primary reference Number: 73067
Old object number: 4081
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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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