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Shepherdess: C.846-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)




Production: Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Probably)




White earthenware painted in blue, green, yellow, and orange under lead-glaze. A shepherdess and a lamb standing beside a tree stump.


History note: Sotheby’s, 9 March 1909, lot 120 with another item; bought for £2. 2s. 0d. by S. Fenton on behalf of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, fRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

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 1795 - 1810

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high temperature colours ( metallic oxides)
Surface composed of lead-glaze

Materials used in production

white Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulded : White earthenware, moulded, assembled, fired to biscuit, painted underglaze in blue, green, yellow, orange, and a little black, lead-glazed, and fired again

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.846-1928
Primary reference Number: 76219
Old object number: 3007
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 15 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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