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Mould: EC.18A-1946

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Leeds Pottery




Off-white stoneware sprig mould with intaglio design. Curved rectangular shape with a border pattern of six overlapping pointed leaves


History note: Leeds Pottery site

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs Ethel Adela Harding

Measurements and weight

Length: 6.4 cm
Width: 3.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946-05-15) by Harding, Ethel Adela, Mrs


19th Century, Early#
George III
Production date: circa AD 1815


Sprig moulds with intaglio designs were made from master moulds with the design in relief. The intaglio moulds were used to make relief sprigs which were applied to formed pots, such as teapots. At the Leeds Pottery these were mainly black basalt (a type of stoneware) but they could also be used for creamware. The largest collection of these sprig moulds from the Leeds Pottery site is at Temple Newsam House, near Leeds.

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Materials used in production

probably Stoneware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: One of the/original moulds/found on the site of/The LEEDS Old Pottery/by H.P. Kidson
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in pencil
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.18A-1946
Primary reference Number: 76895
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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