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Pipe stopper: C.4.66-1964

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Pale pinkish-buff moulded earthenware. The pipe stopper is in the form of a bust of a woman wearing a tall headdress which is flattened at the top, possibly representing Queen Anne


History note: Found in an excavation in London by G.F. Lawrence of Wandsworth, who gave it to Bernard Rackham (1876-1964)

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Bernard Rackham

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.3 cm
Width: 3.7 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1964-03-12) by Rackham, Bernard


Early 18th Century
Circa 1700 CE - 1750 CE


Tall headdresses made of lace and bows on a frame were fashionable during the latter part of the reign of William III and during the reign of Queen Anne

Materials used in production

pinkish-buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Pale pinkish-buff earthenware, press-moulded

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4.66-1964
Primary reference Number: 74902
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 27 February 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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