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Tea bowl: C.582-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery (Production)


White salt-glazed stoneware, with decoration of panels enclosing reliefs of animals and people

Off-white stoneware, slip-cast, and salt glazed. The cup is slightly oval, and stands on a small foot. On the outside there are eight panels of relief ornament: a double-headed eagle; two figures and a domed buildings; a drinking party, with a fox carrying off a goose below; Cupid on a lion, and a swan; Danaë above a unicorn; a huntsman with hounds; a stag; a tea-party.


History note: Mr John W. Ford Collection, Enfield, Middlesex; sold, second part by Sotheby's 22 May 1908 lot 23; bought by Mr Stoner for £5; from whom bought for £5.10s. 0d. on 25 May by Dr Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge.

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Width: 9.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1745 - 1750

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze Cup Height 4.7 cm

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.582-1928
Primary reference Number: 75580
Old object number: 2852
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 5 February 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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

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