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Satyr's Head Wall Pocket: C.533-1928

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Satyr's Head Wall Pocket


Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery (Production)


White stoneware, press-moulded, and salt-glazed. The wall pocket is roughly conical with waisted sides and a wavy top edge. The lower part of the front has a bearded satyr's head in relief with above, a central dolphin's head, flanked by bands of scrolls. The flat back is lower than the front at the top, and has three suspension holes arranged two over one.


History note: Mr Parkin, Brighton, from whom purchased on 2 October 1920 for £4 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 25 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Circa 1760 - 177

School or Style


Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze Front

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.533-1928
Primary reference Number: 75446
Old object number: 3795
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 5 January 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 22 February 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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