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Chest of drawers: C.398 & A-D-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unknown




Pale red and buff striped agateware with yellow lead-glaze. Rectangular with two long and two short removable drawers


History note: Bishop, Bideford; Partridge, King Street, St James's, London, from whom purchased for £30on 9 April 1920 by Dr J.W. L Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 13.5 cm
Height: 24.5 cm
Width: 23.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Halifax (Yorks.) ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, second half#
Victoria I
Circa 1850 CE - 1900 CE


Although the vendor said that the chest-of-drawers had come from Bideford, it does not resemble Devon slipware, and seems more likely to have come from Halifax.

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Components of the work

Exterior composed of lead-glaze ( yellow)

Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.398 & A-D-1928
Primary reference Number: 74785
Old object number: 5066
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 December 2012 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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