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Stag: C.785A-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)




Production: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery




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

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

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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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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 29 August 2017 Last processed: Tuesday 17 October 2023

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

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