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Cat: C.789-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)




Production: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery




Dark brown and white marbled clays (solid agateware), press-moulded, the face coated in white slip, and salt-glazed. The cat is sitting up with its head turned towards the viewer and an alert expression.


History note: Sir William Carington GCVO, KCB (28 July 1845 – 7 October 1914); sold Christie's, 13 July, 1916, Carrington sale, lot 1; sold for £14.13s. to Mr Stoner for Dr J.W.L. Glaisher FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.3 cm
Length: 11 cm
Width: 7.8 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


This is an unusually large example of a salt-glazed agateware figure

Components of the work

Face composed of slip ( white)
Surface composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

dark brown and white clays Agateware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Dark brown and off-white marbled clays (solid agateware), press-moulded and joined, the face coated with white slip, with remnants of dark brown slip eyes, and salt-glazed

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white stick-on label with black printed border and text

  • Text: J.W.L. GLAISHER COLLECTION printed 3902 hand-written
  • Location: Inside body
  • Method of creation: Pritned in black, and hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.789-1928
Primary reference Number: 76057
Old object number: 3902
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 June 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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