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Cat holding a Mouse: C.790-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Cat holding a Mouse


Production: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery




Dark brown and white marbled clays (solid agateware), press-moulded and salt-glazed. The cat is seated with its head turned towards the viewer. It holds a white rat or very large mouse in its mouth.


History note: Bryan T. Harland Collection; Puttick & Simpson, 22 May 1925, Harland Sale, lot 180; bought for £5.5s. 0d.with C.786-1928 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.4 cm
Width: 5.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
George II
Circa 1740 CE - 1760 CE

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze
Base Length 6.9 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Press-moulded : Solid dark brown and white agateware, press-moulded in two halves and joined, with an applied moulded white stoneware mouse or rat, and salt-glazed

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.790-1928
Primary reference Number: 76059
Old object number: 4549
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 15 June 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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