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Two Children seated on a Mound: C.784-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Two Children seated on a Mound


Production: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery




Dark brown and white marbled clays (solid agateware), touched with blue on the front, and salt-glazed. Two naked children are seated on a mound on either side of a tree stump (?), with their nearest hands clasped behind it. The mound base is hollow underneath.


History note: Christie's, 6 June, 1912. Henry J. Griffith Collection, 336 Hagley Road, Birmingham; Mr Frank Stoner, London, from whom purchased for £54 on 5 October 1925 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


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

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt oxide
Surface composed of salt-glaze
Base Depth 5.8 cm Length 11 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label with upper corners cut and a black line border

  • Text: 4832/Agate salt glaze/group of two seated/figures From the/Griffith collection/b. in London/Oct 5, 1925
  • Location: Inside the base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.784-1928
Primary reference Number: 76052
Old object number: 4832
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 8 August 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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