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Flora: C.848-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)




Production: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




History note: Law Fowlsham & Cole, South Moulton Street, London, from whom bought for £9 on 11 November 1925 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 29.8 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 1795 - 1815


Flora was the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, whose festival, Floralia, held at the end of April and beginning of May was instituted in 240 BCE. In art she was usually represented holding a flowers or a wreath of flowers.

When purchased by Dr Glaisher, the dealer, Mr Cole, attributed the figure to the Pratt factory 'because of the orange colour'. However, very few items are known marked Pratt, and by the late 20th century the name was being used as a generic term for underglaze painted ware and figures coloured in blue, green, yellow, orange, brown and black.

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high temperature colours ( blue, olive-green, yellow, orange and brown oxide colours)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.848-1928
Primary reference Number: 76221
Old object number: 4690
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 5 June 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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