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Lord Duncan of Camperdown (1731-94: C.1102-1928

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Lord Duncan of Camperdown (1731-94


Herculaneum Pottery (Pottery)
Stephan, Pierre (Modeller)


Cream lead-glazed earthenware painted in enamels

Cream earthenware, moulded, lead-glazed, and painted in royal blue, yellow, flesh-pink, red, maroon, and black enamels. The socle has a large circular hole in its underside, under the bust. It is decorated on the front with a naval trophy in relief and has maroon lines round its upper and lower edges. The sitter faces front with his head turned slightly to his left left. He wears a pale brown wig tied in a queue at the back with a black bow, a white shirt with ruffles and high collar, a white waistcoat with yellow edges, a royal blue jacket with white facings, yellow trimming, buttonholes and epaulettes.


History note: Private collecdtion, Greenwich; Mr. Watkin, 135 Lee Road, London, S.E. ,from whom purchased for £5 on 1 June 1907 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Liverpool ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1800 CE - 1805 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, yellow, flesh pink, red, maroon, and black)

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Cream earthenware, slip-cast, lead-glazed and painted in blue, yellow, flesh pink, red, maroon and black enamels

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1102-1928
Primary reference Number: 71321
Old object number: 2631
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 17 December 2019 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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