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  • Place of origin:

    Stoke-on-Trent (made)

  • Date:

    1879 (made)
    before 1878 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    W. H. Goss (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Unglazed white parian, hollow-cast

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 19, shelf 1

Physical description

Bust of Llewellynn Jewitt, a distinguished pioneer of ceramic history. Of unglazed white parian. Head and shoulders, on turned pedestal. He was depicted as an elderly man with long forked beard in a suit, tie and waistcoat.

Place of Origin

Stoke-on-Trent (made)


1879 (made)
before 1878 (designed)


W. H. Goss (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Unglazed white parian, hollow-cast


Height: 39.3 cm, Diameter: 28.0 cm

Object history note

Inscriptions: (on the original model) 'Llewellynn Jewitt F.S.A.' and 'WW Gallimore F (?)'; on the plaster from which this mould was taken (or on a soft cast), in freehand: 'This bust of Llewellynn Jewitt F.S.A. etc. etc. was made expressly for presentation to his son, - Mr Edwin Augustus George Jewitt - on the occasion of his 21st birthday, the 13th October 1879, as a mark of the highest esteem for both, by their devoted friend
(signed) William Henry Goss'

The Vendor, recently retired Principal of Glasgow School of Art, acquired this, along with other Jewitt memorabilia, from his lifelong friend Georgina Jewitt, daughter of Edwin and grand-daughter of Llewellynn Jewitt. William Goss was her Godfather. Further descriptions of her life and circumstances are given on letters on the RPs. The bust and its making are described in Jewitt's Ceramic Art ..., Vol. II, p. 226. Goss employed Gallimore to model expressly for production in parian ware.

Descriptive line

Bust of Llewellynn Jewitt, FSA. Made by W H Goss Ltd in Staffordshire. Parian ware, English, 1879.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Jewitt, L. Ceramic Art in Great Britain, 1878


Parian (porcelain)




Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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