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Sailor's Lass: C.38-1930

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Sailor's Lass


Wood, John (II) (Potter)
Wood, Ralph, II (Potter)


Lead-glazed earthenware figure


History note: One of twelve figures bought from Sotheby's, 14th November 1930, lot. 589. Catalogue of the Valuable Collections of English Pottery & Porcelain, Glass, Objects of Vertu and Furniture, the Property of the late John Henry Taylor, Esq., Newstead, Birstall, Leicestershire

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Bought from Sotheby's

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1930-11-14) by Sotheby's


18th century
Circa 1783 - Circa 1800


Made by either John Wood, or his brother Ralph Wood II, or possibly his son Ralph Wood III

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: C.38-1930
Primary reference Number: 74732
Glaisher number: 803
Additional Glaisher number: GL.Add.6
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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