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Wall pocket: C.541-1928

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)

Description

White stoneware, press-moulded and salt-glazed. The wall pocket is in the shape of a woman's face with a bow in the hair at the top. The lower part of the face is flanked by rococo scrolls, and stylized acanthus leaves with oval depressions radiate from the top of her head. Below there are acanthus leaves forming a point. The flat back has a hole for suspension on the viewer's right, another is now missing due to loss of the upper part.

Notes

History note: Exhibition of English pottery held by Frederick Rathbone, Alfred Place, South Kensington, where purchased by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 21 cm
Width: 17 cm

Relative size of this object

17 cm21 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
George II or George III
Circa 1755 CE - 1770 1770 CE

Note

Wall pockets of this form have been attributed to Thomas Whieldon at Fenton Vivian, and to Thomas and John Wedgwood at Burslem, but they appear to have been made by several potters in the area

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Surface: composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

White stoneware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Off-white stoneware, press-moulded, and salt-glazed
Salt-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.541-1928
Primary reference Number: 75466
Old object number: 483
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 9 August 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 23 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Wall pocket" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/75466 Accessed: 2021-11-27 14:00:33

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