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Maker(s)

Uncertain Unknown (Production)

Description

Salt-glazed stoneware, hand-modelled pew group of Adam and Eve.

Pew group of Adam and Eve. Grey-white salt-glazed stoneware, hand-modelled with speckled and blistered surface. The pew has a rectangular back, pierced at the bottom by six arched openings, and sloping sides, each pierced at the bottom by one arched opening. The Tree of Knowledge stands in the middle. It has three branches bearing pomegranates and flowers and the Serpent is twined around its cone-shaped side of the Tree. They have long lank hair and wear skirts of leaves. Their hands rest on their abdomens.

Notes

History note: Person unknown in Norfolk. Mr Cyril Andrade, from whom Glaisher purchased it on 23rd February 1925

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.8 cm
Length: 19.7 cm

Relative size of this object

19.7 cm17.8 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

20th century
Circa 1900 - Before 1925 1925

Note

Almost certainly a copy of the Adam and Eve pew group also in the Glaisher Collection C.75-1928

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Materials used in production

Salt-glaze Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Hand-modelling : Grey salt-glazed stoneware, hand-modelled with speckled and blistered surface.
Salt-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.75-1928
Primary reference Number: 75973
Old object number: GL. 4853
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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