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Wall pocket: C.543-1928

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery (Production)

Description

White stoneware, press-moulded, and salt-glazed. The flower-holder is in the shape of a cornucopia decorated in relief on the front with a half-figure of Flora in a rococo-scrolled panel, with a frill-like border on either side, and below a stem of ivy twined round the tapering lower part. There are three pierced holes in the top edge, and three on each side of the panel.

Notes

History note: Messrs Oates and Mason, Stamford; who sent it on approval to Bournemouth, where bought for £6.0.0. on 19 July 1918 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 27.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Circa 1760 - 1770 1770

Note

Wall pockets of this design were also made in lead-glazed earthenware, and many examples are known. Invoices for 'Cornu Copias' , both for block moulds, and finished items, have associated their manufacture with William Greatbatch of Fenton, and Thomas & John Wedgwood, of Burslem, but there are cornucopia flower holders of several different designs so it is not possible to attribute this example conclusively. It seems likely that they were made by several other north Staffordshire potters between about 1760 and 1770. The female figure is usually identified as Flora, an ancient Italian goddess of flowers and spring.

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface: composed of salt-glaze Front:

Materials used in production

Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Salt-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.543-1928
Primary reference Number: 75477
Old object number: 3900
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 14 January 2022 Last processed: Thursday 20 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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