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Dusty Bob: EC.35.8-1943

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Dusty Bob


Wood, Enoch (Pottery)


Off-white earthenware, press-moulded and covered with slightly blue-tinted glaze. The upper part of Dusty Bob wearing a hat with an extended brim at the back , a neckerchief, shirt and jacket.


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

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Exchanged (1943-06-29) by The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery


George IV
Circa 1821 CE - 1830 1830 CE


Dusty Bob was a character in Pierce Egan's play, Tom & Jerry, first performed in 1821

Materials used in production

off white Earthenware tinted very slightly blue Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing Moulding

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.35.8-1943
Primary reference Number: 76959
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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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