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Chamber candle stick: C.6-1919

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Chamber candle stick

Maker(s)

Factory: William Ridgway & Co (Perhaps)

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Description

Mustard yellow, relief moulded, smear-glazed stoneware.

The dish is moulded with inner scallop shell surface and scroll-work edge, with a small gargoyle-like head opposite the handle. The stick has a similar scrolled design, and a flared lip which is fully glazed, as is the interior. The handle is an upstanding loop attached under the edge and, split in two, to the inner edge and decorated with a night-capped head amongst foliage. Beside the stick is a small, upstanding, ?night-cap, perhaps to support a snuffer. The underside has an oval footring and central vent hole.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by F.A. Lart

Measurements and weight

Depth: 13.5 cm
Height: 8 cm
Width: 14.5 cm

Relative size of this object

14.5 cm8 cm13.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Hanley ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1919-12-06) by Lart, F. A.

Dating

Second quarter of 19th century
Circa 1830 CE - Circa 1850 CE

Note

Relief moulded, smear-glazed stoneware was a popular material for domestic items in the mid 19th century The surface makes the most of the way that colour-stained clays show off crisply-moulded ornament, whilst the stoneware would be durable in an everyday setting. There are several examples in the Fitzwilliam Collection, including jugs and dishes. Few candlesticks, however, seem to have survived. This example mimics the design of traditional metal chamber candlesticks, whilst taking advantage of the opportunities for ornate decoration afforded by moulded stoneware. The rococo-revival design suggests it was made in the 1830s or 40s.

William Ridgway (from 1845, Ridgway and Abington) were a significant producer of moulded, smear-glazed products, but the candlestick may eaully have been made by another pottery, such as Minton,Charles Meigh or William Brownlow.

School or Style

Rococo Revival

Materials used in production

Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding
Smear-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.6-1919
Primary reference Number: 75657
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Monday 26 September 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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