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Dog: C.798-1928

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Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery (Production)


White salt-glazed stoneware seated dog.

White stoneware slip-cast and salt-glazed. The dog sits on an octagonal base and turns it head slightly to one side. It wears a thick, ribbed collar with a teardrop-shaped pendant and has a plain raised band around each of its front legs. It has a long, straight applied tail. Around the base is a ribbed relief border. Dashes encircle the eyes and mouth of the dog, suggesting eyelashes and teeth respectively. U-shaped markings cover the ears. Brown slip decorates the eyes and the teardrop pendant.


History note: Ownership unknown before Mr Stoner, London, who sold it for £9 on 10 November 1911 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest.

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.7 cm
Width: 7.8 cm

Relative size of this object

7.8 cm11.7 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


Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1745 CE - Circa 1760 1760 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Eyes, Collar Pendant: composed of slip ( brown) Surface: composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Slip-cast white stoneware with applied tail and dots of brown slip on the eyes and collar pendant; salt-glazed

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: stick-on octagonal white paper label with blue border

  • Text: No.3442. Seated dog of white salt glaze. b in London Nov 10 1911.
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Handwritten in black ink
  • Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.798-1928
Primary reference Number: 76072
Old catalogue number: 3442
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 7 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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