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Rebecca and the Servant of Abraham at the Well: C.2824F-1928

Object information

Titles

Rebecca and the Servant of Abraham at the Well

Maker(s)

Uncertain unidentified London pottery (Pottery)

Description

Earthenware, tin-glazed white on the upper surface and painted in manganese. Within a circular medallion, framed by two concentric lines, 'Rebecca and the Servant of Abraham at the Well'; in the background two men with two camels; barred ox-head corners. There is a hole in the topright and in the lower left corner.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.8 cm
Height: 12.5 cm
Width: 12.5 cm

Relative size of this object

12.5 cm12.5 cm8 mm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1730 CE - 1760 1760 CE

Note

The action depicted is described in the Bible, Old Testament, Genesis 24: 45-46. The tile is one of six in the collection decorated with different versions of the subject

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( manganese) Front: composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2824F-1928
Primary reference Number: 15514
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 November 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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