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Neptune and Triton: C.7-1933

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Neptune and Triton


Probably Wood, Ralph, II (Potter)


Earthenware decorated with coloured glazes

Buff earthenware, moulded, and decorated with green, yellow and brownish-grey, grey, and dull flesh-pink lead-glazes. The vase is in the form of a hollow tree trunk with a figure of Neptune wearing a crown and short robe standing beside it, to his left, and to his left, a large dolphin, and at the back a triton's mask with a horn projecting from between its lips


History note: Bought in Cambridge

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1933-04)


18th century
Circa 1780 CE - Circa 1800 CE

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Components of the work

Visible Surfaces composed of lead-glaze

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulded Lead-glazed

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.7-1933
Primary reference Number: 75903
Old object number: 47
Glaisher number: 869-1933
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

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

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