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Candlestick: C.611-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery (Production)

Description

White salt-glazed stoneware decorated with enamel colours

Off-white stoneware made in three separate parts. The base was press moulded with decoration in relief; the stem was turned; and the nozzle may have been thrown. The whole was salt-glazed and painted in brown, green, yellow, pink and blue enamels, The mouth of the nozzle flares outwards to form a drip pan, and is supported on a baluster stem with three ridges. The stem is attached to a square base with sides that curved inwards slightly. It has a shell on each corner, and above each, five short flutes, a scroll and two serrated leaves. The candle holder is decorated with flowers, fruit and a butterfly in blue, yellow, and pink. All three are outlined in brown. The mouth of the holder, and the ridges, are decorated with brown linear patterns. The shells on the base are brown, and the leaves above them are green. Between each shell, on the side, is a flower in the above colours.

Notes

History note: Cyril Andrade, 8 Duke Street, St James’ London, SW, from whom bought on 21 March 1912 for £20 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.5 cm
Width: 10.1 cm

Relative size of this object

10.1 cm19.5 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

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II
Production date: circa AD 1755

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( brown, green, yellow, pink and blue) Surface composed of salt-glaze Candle Holder Stem And Base Stem

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.611-1928
Primary reference Number: 75634
Old object number: 3454
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 17 October 2017 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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