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Stag: C.785A-1928

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Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery (Production)


Dark brown and white agateware, press-moulded, painted with blue and salt-glazed. The stag is seated on an oval base which is hollow underneath. It short tail is raised and its head turned towards the viewer. The antlers are lightly painted on the front in blue, and there are pale blue splashes on the top of its back and the side nearest to the viewer.


History note: Christie's, 6 June 1912, lot 48; J. Henry Griffith Collection, 336 Hagley Road, Birmingham; sold to Frank Stoner, London, from whom purchased with C.785B-1928, for £29 on 5 October 1925 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 7 cm
Length: 6.1 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt oxide Surface composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Press-moulded : Dark brown and white agateware, press-moulded in two halves, joined, painted in blue, and salt-glazed

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.785A-1928
Primary reference Number: 76053
Old object number: 4833
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 29 August 2017 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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