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View of Two Sawyers working near an Inn: C.3-1931

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Titles

View of Two Sawyers working near an Inn

Maker(s)

Probably Lambeth (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, and brownish red. Circular with a slightly sloping rim, curved sides and flat centre with recessed base. The front is decorated in the middle with a view of a saw-pit with two men at work, and a woman bringing a mug of beer. In the background there is an inn with the sign of a barrel . Below on the curved side is the name and date 'SAMUEL : ACOCKS/1772. The rim has border of stylized floral motifrs sprouting from a band of Chinese diaper ornament. The edge is brownish-red.

Notes

History note: Bryan Harland; sold Sotheby’s, 11-12 February, 1931, The Harland Collections: the well-known collection of early English Pottery; various works of art, on first day lot 70

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 35 cm
Diameter: 13 3/4 in

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1931-11-02) by Sotheby's

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Production date: dated AD 1772

Note

Formerly attributed doubtfully to Liverpool

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high temperature colours ( blue and red)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware greenish Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, and brownish-red high temperature (metallic oxide) colours, the latter on the rim only

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: SAMUEL : ACOCKS/1772
  • Location: On front below scene
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3-1931
Primary reference Number: 74471
Old object number: Glaisher Additions 20-1931
Glaisher number: 1720
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 7 October 2019 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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