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St. George and the Dragon: C.40-1930

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


St. George and the Dragon


Potter: Wood, Ralph, II (Probably)
Potter: Wood, Ralph, III (Perhaps)




Earthenware decorated with coloured lead glazes


History note: One of twelve figures bought from Sotheby's, 14th November 1930, lot. 580. 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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Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1783 CE - Circa 1800 CE


Probably made by either Ralph Wood II or his son Ralph Wood III. It is reminiscent of an English bronze by the Italian sculptor Francesco Fanelli.

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Accession number: C.40-1930
Primary reference Number: 74928
Glaisher Addition number: Gl. Add. 4-1930
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 23 August 2022 Last processed: Monday 26 September 2022

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

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