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Model shoe: C.1542-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Bristol pottery




Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed bluish-white except for the underside of the sole and heel, and painted in blue. A high-heeled lady's shoe with a buckle and chains, painted on the upper with sprays of flowers on either side of a central mottled stripe, and on the heel with vertical stripes of blue and watery blue. Under the instep is the inscription 'SOE/1750/1' with four lines of different lengths below.


History note: William Fuller Maitland, Stansted Hall, Stansted Mountfichet, Essex; Fuller Maitland sale, Stansted Hall, September 1922. Mr J. Wordingham, Hope House, Coram Road, Norwich, from whom purchased on 16 October 1922 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 13.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
George II
Circa 1750 CE - 1751 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt)
Under Instep composed of tin-glaze
Visible Surface composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Buff eathenware, press-moulded, tin-glazed bluish-white, and painted in blue

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: SOE/1750/1
  • Location: Under instep of shoe
  • Method of creation: Pained in blue
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1542-1928
Primary reference Number: 72192
Old object number: 3971
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 August 2018 Last processed: Friday 16 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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