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Seated Beggar with a Dog: C.349-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Seated Beggar with a Dog


Production: Pill Pottery (Probably)




Red earthenware with dark yellow glaze flecked with brown


History note: Mrs Stewart Acton, 12 Prince Albert Street, Brighton, from whom purchased on June 29, 1917 for £2.10s. by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Newport ⪼ Monmouthshire ⪼ Wales

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 19th century
Late 19th Century
1840 - 1860


On accession this figure was attributed to a Sussex pottery, but its body and glaze are similar to the pair of lions (C.182A & B-1928) which are inscribed as made by H. Davies at the Pill Pottery, Newport (Monmouthshire). A figure of a less abject seated beggar with two dogs, inscribed 'Lazrus' (sic) is in the Newport Museum and Art Gallery (1947.512)

Components of the work

Visible Surfaces composed of lead-glaze ( dark yellow)

Materials used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.349-1928
Primary reference Number: 74631
Old object number: 4017
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

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

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