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Alas! Poor Bruin: GPL.3-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Alas! Poor Bruin


John Ridgway, Bates & Co. (Possibly)
Bates, Brown-Westhead, Moore & Co. (Possibly)




White earthenware, moulded and decorated underglaze with a multicolour transfer print. On the top 'Alas! Poor Bruin', without lantern on inn sign, inscribed 'ALAS! POOR BRUIN'; border, a yellow line between two brown lines.


History note: Probably bought from Stanley Woolston, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 7.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Shelton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


Mid-late 19th Century
Victoria I
Circa 1850 CE - 1900 CE


Staffordshire, John Ridgway, Bates & Co. or Bates, Brown-Westhead Moore & Co. Cauldon Place, Shelton.

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Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : White earthenware, moulded and decorated underglaze with a multicolour transfer print
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On top of pot-lid
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Text: 6/MAY 28.1925/P. & S.42/W
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: GPL.3-1928
Primary reference Number: 14358
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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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