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Ewe and Lamb: C.806-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Ewe and Lamb


Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




White salt-glazed stoneware with a little brown slip for the eyes and ear (one missing); press-moulded and hollow underneath. The lamb reclines on a rocky base in profile to viewer's left with her right leg extended and her head turned towards the viewer. The lamb lies beside her facing in the opposite direction with its head against her flank.


History note: Yarwood, formerly a dealer at Bournemouth, through Mrs Miller (formerly Miss James), a dealer at Bournemouth from whom bought for £3.10s on 16 February 1924 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.5 cm
Length: 13.2 cm

Relative size of this object

13.2 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


Mid 18th Century
George II
Production date: circa AD 1755


Variants of this group, probably inspired by Meissen sheep, were made in Chelsea, Bow, Longton Hall, and Derby porcelain, in tin-glazed earthenware, and in Staffordshire white salt-glazed stoneware and lead-glazed earthenware. It seems likely that the Staffordshire white salt-glazed stoneware examples were probably based on the Derby dry-edge model of c. 1750 or the Longton Hall model.

Components of the work

Eyes And Ear composed of brown slip
Surface composed of salt-glaze
Eye And Ear

Materials used in production

White stoneware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : White salt-glazed stoneware with a little brown slip for the eyes and ear (one missing); press-moulded and hollow underneath.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.806-1928
Primary reference Number: 76128
Old object number: 4333
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 6 May 2014 Last processed: Tuesday 14 February 2023

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

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