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Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770-1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wood, Ralph the elder, born 1715 - died 1772 (modeller)
    Wood, Enoch, born 1759 - died 1840 (modeller)
    Wood, John, born 1746 - died 1797 (modeller)
    Burslem Factory (maker)
    Brownhills Factory (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware with stained lead-glazes

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr W. Sanders Fiske

  • Museum number:

    C.18-1930

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 14, shelf 6

In the 1770s the fashion for porcelain figures was declining. Yet the new fine earthenware products of Staffordshire were becoming popular. Talented members of the Wood family produced a range of original figure models. They were cheap to manufacture and simply but richly decorated in coloured glazes. These figures started a fashion that led to the manufacture of vast quantities of flatbacks from the mid 1800s. Flatbacks were figures with flat backs, designed to stand on a mantelpiece or shelf.

Physical description

Earthenware figure of a recumbent deer with stained lead-glazes.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1770-1780 (made)

Artist/maker

Wood, Ralph the elder, born 1715 - died 1772 (modeller)
Wood, Enoch, born 1759 - died 1840 (modeller)
Wood, John, born 1746 - died 1797 (modeller)
Burslem Factory (maker)
Brownhills Factory (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware with stained lead-glazes

Dimensions

Height: 11.8 cm

Descriptive line

Earthenware figure of a recumbent deer with stained lead-glazes, Staffordshire.

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

Hildyard, Robin. European Ceramics. London : V&A Publications, 1999. 144 p., ill. ISBN 185177260X

Labels and date

Figure depicting a deer
Made in Staffordshire, about 1780-1800
Lead-glazed earthenware

C.18-1930 Given by Mr W. Sanders Fiske [23/05/2008]

Materials

Earthenware; Lead glaze

Techniques

Glazing (coating)

Subjects depicted

Animal

Categories

Ceramics; Images Online; Earthenware; Figures & Decorative ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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