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Bears with Valentines: GPL.250-1928

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Bears with Valentines


Factory: John Ridgway, Bates & Co. (Uncertain)




White earthenware, moulded and decorated underglaze with a multicolour transfer print. Circular. On top of lid 'Bears with Valentines'; border of narrow black lines; black key plate.


History note: Purchased by Dr Glaisher on 31 March 1925

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 7.4 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


Unidentified, perhaps John Ridgway, Bates & Co., Cauldon Place, Shelton

School or Style


Components of the work


Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: the rest of the label is erased

  • Text: MARCH31.1225
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: GPL.250-1928
Primary reference Number: 14947
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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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