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Pipkin: C.492-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




White salt-glazed stoneware

Creamy-white stoneware, thrown and turned, with applied handle, and salt-glaze. Squat pear-shaped body with pinched lip, and at right angles to it, a tapering cylindrical handle with a small hole on the underside, and a rounded finial There is a turned band round the rim, and another level with the top of the handle


History note: Mr Bateman of Oxford from whom purchased on 22 September 1916 for £2 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.7 cm
Width: 11.5 cm

Relative size of this object

11.5 cm4.7 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1745 - 1760


Possibly for pouring coffee

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

White stoneware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular with cut corners and blue line on the upper sides

  • Text: No. 4132./ White salt glaze/pipkin. Came/from Oxford. b./Sept 22, 1916
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.492-1928
Primary reference Number: 75288
Old object number: 4132
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Sunday 24 October 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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