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Wee Three Logerheads: EC.3-1942

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Wee Three Logerheads


Potter: Malkin, Samuel (Probably)




Earthenware, press-moulded, decorated with slip and lead-glazed. Two men seated on either side of a table, with inscription 'Wee three Logerheads' and initials 'S' and 'M'

Earthenware press-moulded over a hump mould with decoration outlined in relief and applied in dark brown and pale brown slips under yellowish ead-glaze; reverse unglazed. Circular with curved sides and pie-crust border. Two men seated in high backed chairs face each other across a small round table on which stands a jug, bulbous bottle and candlestick with lighted candle. The man on the left is smoking is a pipe, the other is about to drink from a goblet which he holds in his right hand. Above are the words 'Wee three Logerheads' and on the extreme right and left of the dish, the initials .S' and 'M'.


History note: J. Rochelle Thomas, dealer, London from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 35.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1942-02-18) by Thomas, J. Rochelle


George I
George II
Circa 1720 CE - 1730 CE


Probably made by Samuel Malkin

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Components of the work

Front composed of lead-glaze
Decoration composed of slip

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Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Wee three Logerheads
  • Location: On front at top near edge
  • Method of creation: Moulded in relief
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: separated by the drinking scene

  • Text: S M
  • Location: On left and right of front near edge
  • Method of creation: Moulded in relief
  • Type: Initials

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.3-1942
Primary reference Number: 76946
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 11 November 2022

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

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