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Watch stand: C.2069-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Westerwald pottery




Greyish-buff stoneware in the form of a building with a space to accommodate a watch in the middle of the upper floor

Greyish-buff stoneware, probably thrown in parts, with moulded and hand-modelled details, and salt-glaze. The watch stand is in the form of a building standing on a roughly oval base with straight ends, edged by applied circles. It comprises two crenellated circular towers linked by a floor supported by two fluted columns (one missing) to create a porch, at the back of which inside is a Gothic style door. Above, each tower is surmounted by a smaller turrets with a conical roof and crockets, and between them is an oval structure with crenellations and a row of applied circles at the front, and below them, a circular aperture to accommodate a large pocket watch. The lower towers each have five applied lattice windows and a Gothic style door, and the upper towers each have two similar windows. The edging of circles is repeated on the top of all the towers and across the front edge of the linking floor. On either side of the door of the right tower there are three heaps of strands of clay, perhaps intended to represent bushes, and one heap beside the other door. The back of the structure is undecorated


History note: George Stoner, London, from whom purchased about 1902 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, second half#
Circa 1750 - 1799

School or Style

Gothic Revival

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze
Base Width 21.5 cm

Materials used in production

greyish-buff Stoneware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2069-1928
Primary reference Number: 76594
Old object number: 1466
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 31 January 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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