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Cornucopia wall pocket: C.534-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Cornucopia wall pocket


Production: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




White salt-glazed stoneware in the form of a cornucopia with a winged cherub's head on the front

Off-white stoneware, press-moulded, and salt-glazed. The wall pocket is in the shape of a cornucopia with a flat back, pierced by two suspension holes. The lower part of the front is gadrooned, The upper part is fluted to resemble a frill with a shaped edge. Between these areas there is cherub's head integrally moulded in relief, flanked by wings in lower relief. The cherub's eyes are painted in dark brown slip.


History note: Hodgkin Collection, sold privately to Harding, King Street, St. James, from whom purchased for £9 on 16 January 1914 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 24.1 cm
Width: 18.7 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1740 - 1760

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( dark brown two spots)
Surface composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

off-white or putty-coloured Stoneware

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.534-1928
Primary reference Number: 75449
Old object number: 3703
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 19 April 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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