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Ram: C.879-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage




Production: Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery




Earthenware figure of a ram standing on a mound in front of a tree

White earthenware, moulded, and painted in translucent colourless, green, and brown lead-glazes. The ram stands on a roughly oval green mound base with a small tree in the middle at the back. The base is concave underneath and only partially glazed. The ram has all four feet on the ground and looks downwards, and slightly towards the viewer. It has brown hooves, and a striped head and body.


History note: Mr Bateman, Gloucester Green, Oxford, from whom purchased for £1.10s.0d. on 22 September 1916 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.4 cm
Length: 10.7 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1785 - 1810

Components of the work

Surface composed of lead-glaze

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : White earthenware, moulded, and painted in colourless, green, and brown lead-glazes

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label with cut corners and a blue line running round the right top and left edges

  • Text: No 4133/Striped Ralph/Wood sheep (?)on/a green base. Came/from Oxord. bought/Sept 22,1916
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written faded black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.879-1928
Primary reference Number: 76272
Old object number: 4133
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 17 January 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 28 March 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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