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  • Place of origin:

    Hanley (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1795 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    J. & C. Whitehead (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware, moulded

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case J, shelf 5

Physical description

Candlestick of lead-glazed earthenware with moulded ornament in relief picked out in blue. The nozzle and grease-pan are moulded with acanthus foliage. The shaft has an ovoid swelling in the middle, moulded with festoons, with two coiled loop handles springing from satyrs' masks. The spreading foot is of shaped oval section decorated with acanthus foliage and bead ornament.

Place of Origin

Hanley (made)


ca. 1795 (made)


J. & C. Whitehead (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware, moulded


Height: 27.3 cm, Width: 13.9 cm

Descriptive line

Candlestick, lead-glazed earthenware, possibly made at the factory of J. & C. Whitehead, Hanley, ca. 1795

Labels and date

Made at the factory of J. & C. Whitehead, Hanley, Staffordshire, about 1790-1800
Lead-glazed earthenware

2265-1901 Jermyn Street Collection [23/05/2008]


Lead glaze; Earthenware



Subjects depicted

Acanthus; Beading; Masks; Festoons


Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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