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A Mermaid holding a Mirror and Comb: C.211-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Titles

A Mermaid holding a Mirror and Comb

Maker(s)

Potter: Toft, Ralph

Entities

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Notes

History note: Mr Stoner, London, from whom bought fro £80 on 22 May 22 1911 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 46 cm
Height: 6.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 17th Century
Circa 1670 - 1690

Note

Label text from the exhibition ‘Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery’ on display at The Fitzwilliam Museum from 20 March until 17 June 2018: This is an example of the kind of seventeenth-century English slipware that so inspired early Studio potters such as Bernard Leach and Michael Cardew. These large, lively dishes, made for display feature people and animals. This dish is boldly signed as made by Ralph Toft.

Components of the work

Decoration
Front

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze
Slip
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.211-1928
Primary reference Number: 73119
Old object number: 3458
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 7 October 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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