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

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unknown

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Description

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

Notes

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

Relative size of this object

23.7 cm24.5 cm13.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Halifax (Yorks.) ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Second half of 19th Century
Victoria I
Circa 1850 CE - 1900 CE

Note

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.

School or Style

Victorian

Components of the work

Exterior composed of lead-glaze ( yellow)

Materials used in production

Earthenware

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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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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 December 2012 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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