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Pole: C.814-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)




Pottery: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery




White salt-glazed stoneware painted in enamels

White salt-glazed stoneware, press-moulded, and painted in blue, bluish-green, yellow, pink, brownish-black, and black enamels. The Pole stands, wearing a close-fitting black cap, a long blue gown with sleeves hanging down from the elbow at the back, and showing the lower sleeve of a pink tunic, a brownish-black sash, and a yellow-hilted scimitar. The base is bluish-green.

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, third quarter#
George II
Circa 1755 CE - 1760 CE


Copied from a Meissen porcelain figure modelled by Jhanmn Joachim Kaendler.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, bluish-green, yellow, pink, brownish-black, and black)
Surface composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

off -white Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : White-stoneware, press-moulded in parts, assembled, salt-glazed, and painted in blue, bluish-green, yellow, pink, brownish-black and black enamels

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.814-1928
Primary reference Number: 76145
Old object number: 3660
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 8 October 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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