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Figure group - New Marriage Act

New Marriage Act

  • Object:

    Figure group

  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1823 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Moulded lead-glazed earthenware painted with enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased through the Julie and Robert Breckman Staffordshire Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case E1, shelf 4

Physical description

Figure group in moulded lead-glazed earthenware painted with enamels and consisting of a vicar, bride and groom who stand around an altar in an apse with tracery window behind. On a base, faceted and stepped. A notice begins 'The New Marriage Act ...' on the right.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)


ca. 1823 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Moulded lead-glazed earthenware painted with enamels


Height: 16 cm, Width: 15.5 cm

Descriptive line

Figure group 'The New Marriage Act' in moulded lead-glazed earthenware painted with enamels, Staffordshire, ca. 1823.


Lead glaze; Earthenware


Moulded; Painted

Subjects depicted

Marriage; Man; Woman; Clergy


Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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