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Dog: C.2761-1928

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Unidentified Delft factory (Production)


Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in green, yellow, and manganese-purple. The dog is seated on a shallow oval base with a green edge, which is flat underneath. His head is raised and his tail curves round the end of the base. He has manganese features, ears, and tail, and his white body is scattered with large manganese spots. Round his neck he has a yellow collar with a manganese object suspended from it, perhaps a flask.


History note: A. Duss, 20, Uhlandstrasse, Stuttgart, from whom bought for 8 marks on 11 August 1902 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Delft ⪼ Holland ⪼ United Provinces of the Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1750

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( green, yellow, and manganese-purple) Visible Surfaces composed of tin-glaze Base

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware on visible surfaces and part of the base Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in green, yellow, and manganese-purple

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: P
  • Method of creation: Painted in grey
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2761-1928
Primary reference Number: 74034
Old object number: 1618
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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