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Candlestick in the from of a Man holding a Spaniel: EC.15-1946

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Candlestick in the from of a Man holding a Spaniel


Probably Leeds Pottery (Factory)


Cream-coloured earthenware, moulded, and lead-glazed

Cream-coloured earthenware, moulded, and covered with yellowish lead-glaze. The stem is in the form of a standing man wearing a loosely draped robe, holding a spaniel (or lamb?) under his left arm, and in his right supporting an upright branch which supports the drip pan, and candle socket which is decorated with leaves. The base is square with sloping sides decorated in relief with gadrooning.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs Ethel Adela Harding

Measurements and weight

Height: 26.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Leeds (Yorks.) ⪼ Yorkshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Harding, Ethel Adela, Mrs


Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1780 CE - 1800 CE


Comparable anthropomorphic candlesticks, differing in details are attributed to the Leeds Pottery, and marked examples exist from Neale & Co. of Church Works, Hanley

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Components of the work

Base Width 9.5 cm

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Cream-coloured earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Cream-coloured earthenware, moulded and glazed

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.15-1946
Primary reference Number: 76887
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Saturday 5 February 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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