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Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1730-1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Buff earthenware covered with a brown slip and with potsherds embedded in the fabric. Covered with a clear glaze.

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    2045-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 1, shelf 2

Physical description

Drinking-vessel in the form of a bear hugging a dog, of buff-coloured earthenware, coated with a brown slip in which are embedded fragments of potsherds, and covered with a yellow glaze. The bear is represented sitting up on its haunches and hugging the dog with its forepaws. It is muzzled and has a ring in its nose.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)

Date

ca. 1730-1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Buff earthenware covered with a brown slip and with potsherds embedded in the fabric. Covered with a clear glaze.

Dimensions

Height: 25.4 cm taken from the Register

Object history note

Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street and formerly in the Enoch Wood collection.

Descriptive line

Figure of a bear in buff earthenware coated with a brown slip and with potsherds embedded into the body. English (Staffordshire), about 1730 to 1750.

Labels and date

Figure of a bear
Made in Staffordshire, about 1730-1750
Lead-glazed earthenware

2045-1901 Jermyn Street Collection (formerly Enoch Wood Collection) [23/05/2008]

Materials

Earthenware (buff)

Techniques

Glazing

Subjects depicted

Dog; Bear

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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