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Man with a Goat: C.877-1984

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Titles

Man with a Goat

Maker(s)

Perhaps Dudson (Production)

Description

White earthenware figure group moulded in three parts, with three separately moulded legs and small shards of grey clay added as decoration, and pearlware glazed. Painted underglaze in blue and in green, yellow, orange, red and black enamels, and gilt.

The man stands, holding a jug and a sheaf of corn; the goat stands to the left, looking up at him, behind them is a low wall. The figure is well coloured. The man wears a blue jacket and vest and orange breeches, trimmed with gilt at the neck, wrists and knees; his long hair and shoes are black. The goat is white; moulding, red-brown enamels and shards of clay suggest its rough hair. The corn is yellow with red markings. The base and wall are green. The oval base has a rocky top, with a round indentation to the right. The underside is concave and glazed, with a central vent hole. The back is flat except for flowing vertical marks in the clay.

Notes

History note: From the collection of the late Colonel R.G. Turner.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J E Cameron 1984, from the collection of the late Col R G Turner

Measurements and weight

Depth: 7 cm
Depth: 2.75 in
Height: 23.0 cm
Height: 9 in
Width: 13.7 cm
Width: 5.5 in

Relative size of this object

13.7 cm9 cm7 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Hanley ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1922) by Cameron, J.E., Mrs

Dating

Mid 19th century
Victorian
Circa 1850 CE - Circa 1865 CE

Note

The flat, un-moulded back indicates that it was probably made after c.1850, whilst underglaze blue was rarely used on Staffordshire figures after c.1865. The decoration, the shape of the man’s face and the use of grey/blue ‘parsley’ shards of clay around the goat suggest that the group may have been made by the Dudson factory, at Hanley, although Dudson figures more typically have a plain base decorated with a gilt line. Dudson was founded in 1800 and at this time operated in Hope Street, Hanley, making a wide range of product. The business is still operating today, though production of Staffordshire figures ceased around 1865.

This figure group was originally made as a pair, its companion being a girl with a goat on her right.

School or Style

Victorian

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( green, yellow, orange, red and black) underglaze cobalt-blue gold

Materials used in production

White earthenware Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : White earthenware moulded in three parts, with three separately moulded legs and small shards of grey clay added as decoration, and pearlware glazed. Painted underglaze in blue and in green, yellow, orange, red and black enamels, and gilt. The underside is concave and glazed, with a central vent hole. The back is flat except for flowing vertical marks in the clay.
Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a spot and reverse ‘N’ [previously recorded as an ‘H’]

  • Text: spot, reverse 'N'
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.877-1984
Primary reference Number: 76270
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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