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Woman, perhaps Eve: C.796-1928

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Woman, perhaps Eve


Probably Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Production)


Press-moulded white stoneware with manganese-brown slip eyes and nipples, and salt-glaze. The woman stands facing towards the viewer, supported on a circular base with lozenge motifs impressed into its sides. She is nude apart from a ribbed headdress, and a very brief skirt around her hips, and holds a fruit close to her body in her right hand. The lower part of her legs and feet are concealed by a tree-like support rising from the front of the base.


History note: Mr Stoner, London, from whom purchased on 15 May 1913 for £7.10s.0d. by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.5 cm
Width: 3.3 cm

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3.3 cm9.5 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Circa 1745 - 1750 1750

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of slip ( brown) Surface: composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : White stoneware, press-moulded, with brown slip details, and salt glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.796-1928
Primary reference Number: 76070
Old object number: 3727
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 6 October 2021 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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