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Pew Group of a seated Man and Woman: C.780-1928

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Pew Group of a seated Man and Woman


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White salt-glazed stoneware, decorated with piercing and with brown clay and slip datails. The couple are seated on narrow settle, the high back of which is pierced by a cross surrounded by four small circles alternating with four hearts. Above is a narrow strip of clay decorated with stamped flowers. The top of the settle has been broken off in an irregular sloping line. The arms are striped in brown and white clay, and the lower part of its back is pierced by six arched openings of unequal size. Both figures are facing the front. The woman wears a pleated cap, a brown necklace, a brown stomacher into which she has tucked her fan, a bodice with spotted sleeves and brown cuffs, a brown and white striped skirt and a long white apron. Her hands are clasped in front of her over her skirt. The man sits with his feet apart and his hands resting on his thighs. He wears a long curling wig, a waistcoat and coat with many button holes, and shoes with a brown pseudo-pompom.


History note: J. Bateman, 42 Gloucester Green, Oxford; from whom bought for £30 on 19 July 1912 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 8 cm
Width: 19.5 cm
Width: 19.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1745 - Circa 1750 1750

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of slip ( brown) Surface: composed of salt-glaze Back Of Settle: Height 13.4 cm

Materials used in production

off-white and brown stained Stoneware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label with cut upper corners and red printed border

  • Text: No 3525/Staffordshire/salt-glaze group/of lady and/gentleman on/a bench./b. in Oxford./July 19 1912
  • Location: On back of settle
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.780-1928
Primary reference Number: 76043
Old object number: 3525
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Sunday 21 November 2021 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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