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Bust of John Wesley (1703-91): C.973-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Bust of John Wesley (1703-91)


Factory: Dale, John (Possibly)




Lead-glazed earthenware painted in flesh pink, a little red, grey, and black enamels


History note: Puttick & Simpson, London, 2 March 1909, lot 124; Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 19th Century
George III
Circa 1820 CE - 1830 CE


This bust may have been made in the factory John Dale at Burslem as another is recorded marked 'I DALE BURSLEM'. It was probably derived from bust by Enoch Wood (1759-1840).

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Decoration composed of enamel ( flesh-pink, a little red, grey, and black)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.973-1928
Primary reference Number: 76480
Old object number: 2999
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

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

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