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Model cradle: C.256-1928

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Current Location: Real Families: Stories of Change


Production: Unidentified Staffordshire Potter




Lead-glazed red earthenware model cradle, slip trailed. Inscriptions: 'HS' 'John Walker' and 'HS 1708 EC'


History note: Puttick & Simpsons, sale of 27 June 1919, lot 15; sold for hammer price of 130 guineas (£136 10s.) to Mr Stoner; who sold it for £200 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge, on whose behalf he had bid for it.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.6 cm
Length: 34.3 cm
Width: 17.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Early#
Queen Anne
Production date: dated AD 1708

Components of the work

Wole composed of lead-glaze
Decoration composed of slip

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: HS
  • Location: On top of hood
  • Method of creation: Slip-trailed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Location: On one side
  • Method of creation: Slip-trailed in cream and brown
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: HS 1708 EC
  • Location: On other side
  • Method of creation: Slip-trailed in cream and brown
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.256-1928
Primary reference Number: 73718
Old object no: 4828
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 27 September 2023 Last processed: Monday 6 November 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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