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Man holding a Candlesocket: C.2066-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Man holding a Candlesocket


Production: Unidentified Westerwald pottery




Press-moulded grey salt-glazed stoneware. A man standing holding in both arms a cylindrical socket for a candle. He wears a long curly wig, a full-skirted coat with a pleat at centre back, 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

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Early#
Circa 1700 CE - 1725 CE


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

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Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

greyish Stoneware

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2066-1928
Primary reference Number: 73067
Old object number: 4081
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 July 2022 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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