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Pew Group: EC.7-1943

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Pew Group


Factory: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




White salt-glazed stoneware, hand-modelled, pew group of a man and woman seated on a high back bench. The man is playing bagpipes, and wears a curly wig, cocked hat, frock coat, knee breeches, white ribbed stockings, and dark brown shoes with white buckles. The woman holds a pug dog on her lap, wearing a tight bodice and wide skirt with details in dark bown clay.
The back of the bench is decorated with a vase of conventional flower motives, incised and inlaid with brown slip. There are plaited threads of brown and white clay along the arms of the bench.


History note: Unknown before Mrs W.D. Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.9 cm
Width: 18.1 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943-06-29) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1745 CE - Circa 1750 CE

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Components of the work


Materials used in production

white and brown Salt-glazed stoneware
Slip coating

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.7-1943
Primary reference Number: 76990
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 December 2020 Last processed: Monday 26 September 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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