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Bust of the Virgin: EC.38-1945

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Current Location: In storage


Bust of the Virgin


Potter: Wood, Enoch




White lead-glazed earthenware, moulded, lead-glazed, and painted in pale shades of blue, green, yellow, pink, flesh-pink, puce, a little red, brown, grey, and black enamels. The back of the shoulders is uncoloured and has a central ventilation hole The bust is supported on a circular black socle on a square base. The Virgin faces front with her head turned slightly to her left and slightly downwards. Her head is covered by a pale yellow shawl decorated with puce and blue sprigs, which falls down over her left shoulder. She wears a pink gown with a pale green edging.


History note: Unknown before donor, Stanley Woolston, Cambridge

Legal notes

Given by Stanley Woolston

Measurements and weight

Height: 39.7 cm
Width: 25.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1945-06-06) by Woolston, Stanley


18th Century, Late-19th Century, Early#
Circa 1790 CE - 1820 CE


Probably made in Enoch Wood's factory

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Lead-glazed erathenware, moulded, lead-glazed, and painted in pale shades of blue, green, yellow, pink, flesh-pink, puce, a little red, and black

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ENOCH WOOD
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.38-1945
Primary reference Number: 76966
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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