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Mould: EC.18B-1946

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Leeds Pottery




Off-white stoneware with intaglio design. Rectangular with an arched top, with on the top surface, a woman in classical dress holding out a wreath in her right hand, and with her left supports a trumpet which she is blowing, possibly the Muse Euterpe


History note: Found on the Leeds Pottery site

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs Ethel Adela Harding

Measurements and weight

Depth: .9 cm
Height: 6.2 cm
Width: 5.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Leeds (Yorks.) ⪼ Yorkshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1905-04-29) by Harding, Ethel Adela, Mrs


18th Century, Early#
Circa 1810 - 1820


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.

The figure might represent the Muse Euterpe, although she is traditionally shown blowing a double flute

School or Style


Materials used in production

probably Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Stoneware with design in intaglio

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1 Size
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.18B-1946
Primary reference Number: 76897
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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