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Dog in the Manger: C.2-1953

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Dog in the Manger


Potter: Blackman, Audrey




White earthenware hand-modelled group of a girl reading a book on a table watched by a little boy, painted underglaze in blue, yellow, and pink

White earthenware, hand-modelled (rolled pottery technique), painted under clear glaze in blue, yellow, and pink. A girl with yellow hair, wearing a pink and yellow striped dress leans on a table, reading a book in such a way that a small boy, dressed in a blue and pink romper suit is unable to see it.


History note: The potter

Legal notes

Given by Mr and Mrs G.E. Middleton

Measurements and weight

Height: 14 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1953-02-26) by Middleton, G. E. Mr and Mrs


20th Century, Mid
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 1952 : dated

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work


Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A. Blackman. 1952.Op.45
  • Location: On upper face of the base at front
  • Method of creation: Incised and painted in purple
  • Type: Signature

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2-1953
Primary reference Number: 73203
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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