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Candle snuffer in the form of a woman: C.48-1997

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Titles

Candle snuffer in the form of a woman

Maker(s)

Factory: Unidentified factory

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Description

Pale cream earthenware with yellow lead-glaze

Pale cream earthenware, press-moulded and covered with translucent yellow lead-glaze; the figure is hollow and open at the bottom. The woman wears a bonnet, a long dress and a coat which is open at the front. she has her right elbow bent, and the hand of that arm rests on her hip. In the other hand she holds a basket

Notes

History note: Uncertain before G.H.W. Rylands, Litt. D., CBE, CH, King's College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Given by G.H.W. Rylands in memory of his mother, Betha Wolferstan Rylands

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 4.7 cm
Height: 9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997-07-14) by Rylands, G.H.W.

Dating

Early 19th Century
George III
George IV
1800 - 1840

Note

This figure was probably a candle snuffer

Materials used in production

pale cream Earthenware
translucent yellow Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Pale cream earthenware, press-moulded and covered with translucent yellow lead-glaze
Lead-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.48-1997
Primary reference Number: 75253
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 May 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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