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Egg - A Horse from the fair

A Horse from the fair

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Sunderland (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1840-1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware with transfer-printed decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss W. Sivewright JP

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 31, shelf 7

Physical description

The egg, the size of a hen's egg, is decorated with overglaze transfer prints in purple; on one side with a party of men and women in a rowing boat; on the other side with a galloping horse, with the inscription 'A Horse from the Fair'.

Place of Origin

Sunderland (probably, made)


ca. 1840-1850 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware with transfer-printed decoration


Length: 6.4 cm, Width: 3.8 cm

Descriptive line

'A horse from the fair', lead-glazed earthenware egg, with decoration transfer-printed in purple, probably made in Sunderland, England, ca. 1840-1850

Labels and date

Egg '"A horse from the fair"'
Made in probably Sunderland, about 1840-1850
Lead-glazed earthenware

C.45-1960 Given by Miss W Sivewright JP [23/05/2008]


Earthenware; Lead glaze


Transfer-printed; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Women; Men; Boats; Horses


Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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