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Seated Spaniel: C.851-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Seated Spaniel


Production: Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Probably)




Cream earthenware painted in green and dark brown under lead-glaze

Cream earthenware, press-moulded, and painted in green, yellowish-brown, and dark brown under lead-glaze. The underside of the elongated oval base is is open under the rear end of the dog and is glazed overall. The spaniel is seated with its head turned towards the viewer and its tail curved round its right hind leg. It has a dark brown fur and wears a yellowish-brown collar. The top of the base and the supporting area between is paws and belly is green.


History note: Private owner at Earith, Cambs. from whom purchased by Mr Wordingham; sold by him to Stanley Woolston, Cambridge; bought from him for £4.10s. on 28 May 1927 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.9 cm
Length: 9.8 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 1790 - 1820

Components of the work

Decoration composed of oxide colours ( green, yellowish-brown, and dark brown)
Surface composed of lead-glaze

Materials used in production

cream Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Cream earthenware, press-moulded, and painted in green, yellowish-brown, and dark brown under lead-glaze.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.851-1928
Primary reference Number: 76224
Old object number: 4976
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 13 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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