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Figure of Nobody
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Figure of Nobody
Earthenware, moulded, pierced, tin-glazed, and painted in blue, pale turquoise-green, yellow, and orange. Nobody stands with his feet together, his left hand resting on his hip, and his right hand outstretched and holding a pipe which he is puffing. The pipe was made separately and attached. The roughly circular mound base has a pierced border of single holes alternating with pairs of smaller holes, some of which are filled with glaze. The underside is initialled and dated 'M/RM/1675'
Southwark (pottery) (place) ()
London (pottery) (place)
England (pottery) (country)
English (pottery) (nationality)
Tin-glazed earthenware, moulded, painted in blue, pale turquoise-green, yellow, and orange.
height: (whole): 23.3
late 17th Century
Dr. J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest
Two more delftware Nobodies have survived: one, dated 1682 at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, the other in the Victoria and Albert Museum, where there is also a Chinese porcelain version. The last two have hat-shaped covers which suggests that the Fitzwilliam's probably had one too.
C.1433-1928 (Applied Arts)