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The Flute Player: C.29-1930

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


The Flute Player


Possibly Wood, John (II) (Potter)
Probably Wood, Ralph, II (Potter)


Eathenware decorated with coloured lead-glazes

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Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Depth: 12 cm
Height: 24.5 cm
Width: 18 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1930) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1783 CE - Circa 1800 CE


Probably made by Ralph Wood II, or possibly by his brother John Wood, or the former's son Ralph Wood III

Materials used in production

coloured Lead-glaze Earthenware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.29-1930
Primary reference Number: 74202
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 19 April 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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