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Seated hound: C.18-1995

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Titles

Seated hound
The Guardian

Maker(s)

Doulton & Co. (Pottery)
Bayes, Gilbert (Designer)

Description

Tall stoneware animal figure, painted in white, cream, blue and green slips, and salt-glazed.

The hound, with its chest thrust forward and its ears cocked, sits on a narrow, square pedestal. Its front paws are neatly placed between its hind paws, and its tail hangs down behind. It wears a collar with a chain which winds down the hound's right side and between its front paws, then loops up to a ring on the front of the pedestal. The dog’s eyes, nose, collar and chain are pale brownish-ochre; its body is white. The pedestal, roughly a cube, is mid-green, and sits on a wider mid-blue base. The underside is unglazed, with a large central aperture opening into the hollow centre of the figure.

Notes

History note: Purchased by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum from The Fine Art Society, London, 31 October 1995.

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 49.5 cm
Height: 19.4 in

Place(s) associated

  • Lambeth ⪼ Middlesex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1995) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

Early 20th century
Production date: AD 1935 : Dated on pedestal; see inscription.

Note

Doulton and Co, founded c.1815, originally made utility ceramics, with some stoneware jugs and ornamental bottles. Henry Doulton introduced decorative stoneware and architectural terracotta at Lambeth in the mid 1860s, encouraging designers, modellers and decorators to use a wide range of techniques and decorative treatments in producing both unique, artist-signed, and limited edition pieces. From 1872 the business expanded into faience and in the 1880s opened a factory at Burslem, Staffordshire, where bone china and other wares were made. In 1901, Edward VII granted the Royal warrant to the factory. Stoneware production at Lambeth reduced after 1914, and ceased in 1956.

The sculptor Gilbert William Bayes RA (1872 – 1953) was born in London, into a family of artists. He was associated with Doulton’s Lambeth Pottery for over thirty years, making coloured, salt-glazed stoneware for architectural use, and became President of the Royal Society of Sculptors (1939-44). His ‘Pottery through the Ages’ ceramic frieze, originally on the façade of Doulton’s Albert Embankment headquarters, is now in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s ‘The Gilbert Bayes Sculpture Gallery’. This large animal figure, found in several different sizes and colours, is thought to have been made as a washing line finial for St Pancras Housing Association estates, for which Bayes also made sculptural panels.

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( white, green, blue, and pale brownish-ochre) Base Depth 12 cm Depth 12 in Width 12 cm Width 4.7 in

Materials used in production

Salt-glaze Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Salt-glazing : Buff stoneware with white, green, blue and pale brownish-ochre slips and salt-glazed.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: GILBERT BAYES/1935
  • Location: On viewer's right of pedestal
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.18-1995
Primary reference Number: 72705
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 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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