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Candlestick: C.545-1928

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Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Production)


White salt-glazed stoneware in the form of a tree stump with birds perching in its branches, and a stag crouching on the base

White stoneware, moulded in parts, assembled and salt-glazed. The candlestick is in the form of a gnarled tree-stump with four branches and at the top, a candle socket formed by overlapping leaves. Separately moulded flowers and leaves are applied to it, and six small birds perch at intervals on the branches and trunk. The trunk rises from a flat base on which is a crouching stag, and applied leaves and flowers. The underside of the base is flat and is pierced by two ventilation holes under the stag.


History note: Cyril Andrade, London; sold for £130 on 30 July 30, 1924 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 28.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1755 - 1765

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Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze Base Width 17 cm

Materials used in production

off-white Stoneware

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.545-1928
Primary reference Number: 75481
Old object number: 4441
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 26 January 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 26 January 2022

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

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