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Duck: C.802-1928

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Titles

Duck

Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Production)

Description

White stoneware duck with dark brown slip eyes and salt-glaze.

White stoneware, press-moulded, with dark brown slip details and salt-glaze. The duck has no feet or legs and instead is supported on a circular base which is hollow underneath. The duck has a fan-shaped tail. Its body, wings and tail are integrally moulded with scale-like patterns and long feathers. Its raised neck and bill are bare. The eyes are painted in with dark-brown slip and there is a splash of slip on its right wing. The whole is a rather muddy white, and the neck and much of the body are slightly discoloured and are speckled with minute black spots.

Notes

History note: Stewart Acton, a dealer in Brighton, from whom purchased for £25 on 22 November 1923 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge. Acton had sent the duck on approval to Ramsgate where Glaisher was staying.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1745 - 1755 1755

Components of the work

Eyes: composed of slip ( dark brown) Surface: composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Off-white press-moulded stoneware, with eyes painted in dark brown slip, and salt-glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.802-1928
Primary reference Number: 76124
Old object number: 4262
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 8 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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Animal figure" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/76124 Accessed: 2021-11-29 15:24:24

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