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Vase: Satyr and Dryad: C.23-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Vase: Satyr and Dryad


Potter: Washington, R. J.




Stoneware, thrown, and painted in brown under black uranium glaze (not black in appearance). Of anthropomorphic form, decorated with a satyr and a dryad.


History note: The potter

Legal notes

Purchased with the J. R. V. Smyth Fund and with a grant from Eastern Arts Association

Measurements and weight

Height: 48 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Great Baddow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1985) by Washington, R. J.


20th Century, Late#
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 1981 : dated '81'

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Visible Areas composed of black uranium glaze ( not appearing black)

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: RJW81
  • Location: On underside of footring
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.23-1985
Primary reference Number: 73354
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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