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Pew Group




J.W.L. Glaisher




figure group


Pew group of a woman holding a dog, and a man playing a musical instrument, both seated on a high-backed settle. White salt-glazed stoneware, hand-modelled and moulded, with details in bown slip

Production Place

Staffordshire (county)

England (country)

English (nationality)

Technique Description

white salt-glazed stoneware with details in brown


height: (whole): 16.5 cm
width: (whole): 16.5 cm


mid 18th Century
George II


circa 1740 to 1750


bequeathed: Glaisher, J.W.L., Dr 1928 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Sotheby's, 27 June 1924, lot 30

Dr. J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest


  1. Rackham, Bernard (1935 (reprinted Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, 1987)) Catalogue of the Glaisher Collection of Pottery and Porcelain in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press [page: 108]
    [comments: Publ. Vol. l, p. 108, no. 779, vol. II, pl. 53B]
  2. Poole, Julia E. (1995) Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks, English Pottery, Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press [page: 56]
    [comments: Publ. p. 56, no. 23]
  3. (2005) Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum, London: Scala [page: 154]
    [comments: Publ. Illustrated in colour with short text]
  4. Eglin, Philip (2007) Borrowings, Nottingham: Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery [page: 20]
    [comments: Publ. p. 20 reproduced as a drawing by Philip Eglin]
  5. Lerch, John E. Staffordshire Pew Groups, [page: 104-8]
    Source title: Antiques (September 1936)
    [comments: Ref. For other pew groups. The article was reprinted in Paul Atterbury, ed., English Pottery and Porcelain, an Historical Survey, 1980, pp. 138-42.]
  6. Mountford, Arnold R. (1971) The Illustrated Guide to Staffordshire Salt-glazed Stoneware, London: Barrie & Jenkins
    [comments: Ref.]
  7. Christie's, New York (2006) Property from the Collection of Mrs J. Insley Blair, New York: Christie's 21 January 2006)
    [comments: Cf. lot 500, a pew group with a woman holding a lapdog seated between two men wearing tricorne hats..]

Other Notes

Accession Number

C.779-1928 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 76041; Input Date: 2004-03-11 / Last Edit: 2011-05-27)

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