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Watch Stand with figures of a Boy and Dog: C.2330-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Watch Stand with figures of a Boy and Dog


Factory: Unidentified Nevers factory (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in polychrome high-temperature colours

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, olive-green, yellow, manganese-purple, purple, pale and dark brown. The rectangular base is open underneath and is decorated on top to resemble a grassy mound. The circular watch holder with a rococo frilled and scrolled edge is supported by a branch of scrollwork and a tree trunk growing upwards from the viewer's left of the base. A barefooted boy holding a blue ball in his right hand and pointing upwards with his left hand sits on the mound with his back to the tree trunk. He wears a white shirt, manganese-purple jacket and pale brown breeches, His yellow broad-brimmed hat trimmed with ribbons lies on the ground to the left. A small white dog with purple and brown patches dog sits to the right of him.


History note: Unknown owner in Bordeaux; purchased from Monsieur Gulien (?) in Biarritz for equivalent of £7 in 1904 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 24.5 cm
Width: 17.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Nevers ⪼ Nièvre ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter#
Louis XV
Production date: circa AD 1760


The attribution is uncertain

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, olive-green, yellow, manganese-purple, purple, pale yellowish-brown, and dark brown)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, moulded in parts, tin-glazed, and painted in blue, olive-green, yellow, manganese-purple, purple, pale yellowish-brown and dark brown high-temperature colours

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2330-1928
Primary reference Number: 73368
Old object number: 2211
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 6 March 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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