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Stand for Singleton's Eye Ointment: C.1374-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Titles

Stand for Singleton's Eye Ointment

Maker(s)

Pottery: Mortlake Pottery (Probably)
Pottery: Vauxhall Pottery (Probably)
Potter: Green, Stephen

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Description

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in cobalt-blue. Circular with a recessed top, projecting edge, and straight sides, standing on a narrow, conical foot. Iinscribed round the outer edge ‘S. Green 2 Union Place Lambeth’

Notes

History note: Sotheby's, 21 February, 1906, lot 136, bought by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Second quarter of 19th century
George IV
William IV
Victoria I
Circa 1825 CE - 1850 CE

Note

The pot was probably made at the Mortlake or Vauxhall Pottery. Formerly attributed to Stephen Green at Lambeth.

Thomas Singleton (1700-79) of Lambeth Butts sold 'Dr Johnson's Yellow or Golden Ointment' for inflammation of the eyes from around 1750, and on his death his son William inherited the business. He moved to 2, Union Place Lambeth and continued the business until his death in 1807. His daughter Selina carried it on, and her son William Singleton Folgham took over in 1816. He died in in 1825, and in the same year, his daughter, also Selina, inherited the famous recipe, and married the Lambeth potter, Stephen Green of 54 Princes Street, Lambeth. He inherited her share of the business on her death in 1831, and became sole proprietor in 1849.

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue
Top Width 5.5 cm

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: S. Green 2 Union Place Lambeth
  • Location: Round the side
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1374-1928
Primary reference Number: 71887
Old object number: 2463
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 11 January 2019 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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