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Poodle: C.838-1928

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Current Location: In storage




Production: Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Probably)




Cream earthenware painted in manganese-brown and greyish-green under lead-glaze

Cream earthenware, press-moulded, and painted in manganese-grown and greyish-green under lead-glaze; the underside of the base is concave, with a central ventilation hole, and apart from a small area in the middle is unglazed. The poodle reclines in profile to left on an elongated oval base with a rippled surface. It has a friendly expression and turns its head slightly towards the viewer. The curly hair on its head, ears and forequarters is brown, and the clipped area on its back and hind quarters has five distinct areas of denser brown.


History note: An English lady in Brussels; Yarwood’s shop in Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, where bought for £1.10s. on 15 June 1915 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.6 cm
Length: 8.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late-19th Century, Early#
George III
Circa 1790 - 1810

Components of the work

Surface composed of lead-glaze
Decoration composed of oxide colours

Materials used in production

cream Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Cream earthenware, press-moulded, painted in greyish-green and manganese-brown and lead-glazed; the underside of the base is concave, with a central ventilation hole, and apart from a small area in the middle is unglazed

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.838-1928
Primary reference Number: 76206
Old object number: 5003
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 6 June 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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