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Bacchus: EC.35.7-1943

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Wood, Enoch (Factory)


Pale cream earthenware with lead-glaze tinted slightly blue

Pale cream earthenware, press-moulded, and covered with lead-glaze tinted slightly blue. The figure has lost its base, lower legs, and both arms, the right from the shoulder, and the left from above the elbow. Bacchus has his head turned to the viewer's left. He wears a long tunic with a drape falling from his left shoulder at the back, and draped across his body at the front.


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 copy of the Catalogue of the Glaisher Collection

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.5 cm

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


A similar model to EC.6-1943 which has its base and lower legs and was found in the same excavation

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Materials used in production

pale cream Earthenware tinted slightly blue Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Pale cream earthenware, press-moulded, and covered with lead-glaze tinted slightly blue.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.35.7-1943
Primary reference Number: 76958
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Audit data

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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