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Cornucopia Wall Pocket: C.566-1928

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Cornucopia Wall Pocket


Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Production)


Brownish-black and white agateware, press-moulded in two halves, joined, and decorated with cobalt oxide before salt-glazing. The flower holder is in the shape of a cornucopia with wrythen fluting on the lower part, a wavy top, and a partly flat back pierced at the top by two holes for suspension. The front is decorated in cobalt with four diagonal stripes, three spots, and a band round the top edge.


History note: Bryan T. Harland, 35 Park Hill Road, Croydon; sold Sotheby's, 12 October, 1923, A fine collection of Ralph Wood, Whieldon and Astbury pottery, the property of Bryan T. Harland Esq., F.S.A., J.P., who is changing his residence, lot 199; sold for £8.8s.0d. to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.5 cm
Width: 13 cm

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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 1745 - 1755

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt Surface composed of salt-glaze Front

Materials used in production

agateware Stoneware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.566-1928
Primary reference Number: 75538
Old object number: 4288
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 January 2022 Last processed: Thursday 20 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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