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Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery (Pottery)


Earthenware decorated with lead-glazes coloured green, yellow, manganese-brown, and black

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 21 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1755 CE - 1765 1765 CE


Probably copied from an English figure after a Meissen model by J.J. Kaendler after an etching in the comte de Ferriol's 'Receuil de cent estampes repr├ęsentant differentes Nations du Levant', Paris, 1714. The Meissen figure was also copied in salt-glazed stoneware and in Longton Hall porcelain.

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Components of the work

Visible Surfaces: composed of glaze Decoration:

Materials used in production

dark cream Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Dark cream earthenware, press-moulded and decorated with lead-glaze coloure green, yellow, manganese-brown, and black

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.841-1928
Primary reference Number: 76209
Old object number: 3858
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 13 January 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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