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Child with Basket: EC.35.2-1943

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Current Location: In storage


Child with Basket


Factory: Wood, Enoch




Pale cream earthenware, moulded, with applied moulded and shredded slay details, coated overall with very slightly blue tinted glaze owhich has crazed and discoloured to pale brown over much of the surface. The figure is supported on a roughly circular low mound base with a low tree with four leafy branches (two missing) at the back, and three clumps of applied shredded clay moss round the front; the underside is concave. The boy stands facing the viewer in front of the tree holding a basket over his left arm; his right hand is missing. He wears a wreath of tiny flowers on his head, and is nude apart from a drape passing over his right shoulder and across the front of his body.


History note: Found with other figures and fragments beneath the pavement on the south side of Burslem old Town Hall (oposite the Leopard Inn) during Mr Bemrose's excavation in April 1938; exchanged with other fragments for a copy of Rackham's Catalogue of the Glaisher Collection, 1935.

Legal notes

Given by Stoke-on-Trent Museum in exchange for a Catalogue of the Glaisher Collection

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.6 cm
Width: 7.2 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Exchanged (1943) by The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery


George IV
Circa 1820 CE - 1830 CE

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Materials used in production

pale cream Earthenware
very slightly tinted pale blue Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Press-moulded : Pale cream earthenware, moulded, with applied moulded and shredded slay details, coated overall with very slightly blue tinted glaze owhich has crazed and discoloured to pale brown (iron stains) over much of the surface

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.35.2-1943
Primary reference Number: 76954
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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