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Cistern

  • Place of origin:

    Jackfield (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1871 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Maw & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Buff-coloured earthenware, moulded in relief and covered with coloured enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    3414-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 34, shelf 3

Physical description

Cistern of buff-coloured earthenware, moulded in relief and covered with coloured enamels. Oblong with bowed and gadrooned sides and four small feet. On either side is a female head half-figure with outstretched arms holding two laurel-branches, and at either end is a bearded mask. At the angles are goats' heads and garlands of oak leaves and acorns.

Place of Origin

Jackfield (manufactured)

Date

1871 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Maw & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Buff-coloured earthenware, moulded in relief and covered with coloured enamels

Marks and inscriptions

'Maw & Co. No. 8'
Impressed

Dimensions

Height: 32.1 cm, Length: 62.2 cm, Width: 37.5 cm

Object history note

Given by Messrs. Maw. Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street.

Descriptive line

Oblong cistern of buff-coloured earthenware, moulded in relief and covered with coloured enamels, made by Maw & Co., Jackfield, 1871.

Labels and date

Cistern
made by Maw & Co. (Ltd), Benthall Works, Jackfield, Shropshire, England,

3414-1901 [23/05/2008]

Production Note

Made in the Benthall Works, Jackfield.

Materials

Earthenware; Enamels

Techniques

Moulded; Painted

Subjects depicted

Acorns; Mask; Gadroon; Oak; Figure; Festoons; Female; Heads; Laurel; Scrolled

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware; Containers; Health; Household objects

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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