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Wall pocket: C.588-1928

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)

Description

White stoneware, slip-cast, and salt-glazed. In the form of a cornucopia with a spirally fluted lower part, a wide upper border of fruiting vine, and a wavy rim. The upper part of the back is undecorated and is pierced by two suspension holes in the middle near the top edge.

Notes

History note: West's shop, Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, where purchased for 5s. on 8 December 1926 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College Cambridge

Legal notes

Given by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1745 CE - 1760 CE

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze Top Width 12.5 cm
Middle Width 4.5 cm

Materials used in production

White stoneware

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : White stoneware, slip-cast, and salt-glazed
Salt-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: illegible
  • Location: On back to left of suspension holes
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in faded black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.588-1928
Primary reference Number: 75589
Old object number: 4937
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 22 February 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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