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Seated Dog: C.18-1984

Object information


Seated Dog


Stevenson and Hancock (Factory)
Hancock, Sampson (Factory)


Bone china, slip cast, and clear glazed.

Bone china (probably) figure of a seated dog, slip cast, and clear glazed. The underside is unglazed and has a large oval ventilation hole through which the glazed underside of the top of the base is visible.The dog is seated on an oval low mound base which has been pricked to create a lava-like surface. He sits with his right front paw back and left front paw forward and his right back paw between them. His head is turned to the viewer’s right; his ears are pricked and his mouth open.


History note: Purchased from Ralph & Bruce Moss, 26 Whitehorse Street, Baldock, Hertfordshire

Legal notes

Purchased with the Rylands Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1984-04-30) by Moss, Ralph and Bruce


Third quarter of 19th century
Victoria I
Circa 1865 CE - 1876 CE


Produced either by Stevenson & Hancock, or Sampson Hancock

When accessioned the dog was described as after the Jennings or Duncombe Park Dog, now (2003) in the British Museum, but the hind legs are in a different position.

School or Style


Components of the work

Base Length 9.8 cm

Materials used in production

clear Lead-glaze Bone china

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Bone china, slip-cast and clear glazed
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: crossed swords flanked by 'S' and 'H' with 'D' below, and a crown above
  • Location: On the underside of the top of the base
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.18-1984
Primary reference Number: 82690
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 August 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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