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Boy and Girl with Baskets: C.897-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Boy and Girl with Baskets


Pottery: Wood, Ralph, II (Possibly)




Lead-glazed earthenware group of a young man and woman holding baskets painted in polychrome enamels

Lead-glazed cream earthenware painted overglaze in blue, turquoise, shades of green, pale yellow, pale lilac, flesh pink, red, brown and black enamels; the interior of the underside is open and glazed. A young man and woman are seated at different levels on a tree-stump, each holding a basket. He rests his basked on the stump on his right and she rests her basket on her knees in front of her. The young man wears a black hat, a white coat with blue edging, a yellow waistcoat, pale brown breeches, and black shoes with blue bows; the girl has a white cap, a lilac bodice over a white chemise, a flowered skirt, and black shoes with blue bows. The mound and tree-stump are dappled in shades of green and brown.


History note: Mr V.B. Button, Cambridge, from whom purchased at the beginning of 1905 for £2 or £2.10s. by Dr J.W.LO. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.1 cm
Width: 17.8 cm

Relative size of this object

17.8 cm20.1 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


Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1790 CE - 1800 CE


Probably made by Ralph Wood II or another member of the Wood family

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, turquoise, green, pale yellow, flesh-pink, red, pale lilac, brown, and black)
Base Width 9.9 cm

Materials used in production

cream Earthenware
lead-glaze Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Cream earthenware, moulded in parts, assembled, lead-glazed, and painted overglaze in blue, turquoise, shades of green, pale yellow, flesh-pink, red, pale lilac, brown and black enamels; the interior is glazed.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.897-1928
Primary reference Number: 76306
Old object number: 2347
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 28 February 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 6 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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