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ca. 1810
19th c
3 1/8 in. x 3 7/8 in. x 1 7/8 in. (7.94 cm x 9.84 cm x 4.76 cm)

Staffordshire, England, English, b. mid 17th Century

Object Type: Ceramic
Creation Place: Europe, England, Staffordshire
Medium and Support: Pearlware with colored lead glaze
Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Dr. and Mrs. Leslie Dornfeld
Accession Number: 2005.92

Pearlware, a form of earthenware developed by Josiah Wedgwood (1730 - 1795) about 1775, is fairly light in color and looks much like porcelain. Like most earthenware, because it is fired at a relatively low temperature, pearlware must be glazed so as not to absorb water.

2006: Kitty Rosenbaum Gallery, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California
2003 - 2004: "Clay Bodies: Staffordshire Figurative Ceramics from the Collection of Dr. & Mrs. Leslie Dornfeld," October 4, 2003 - April 4, 2004, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California

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Representational Pearlware sculpture

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  • H: 3 1/8; W: 3 7/8; D: 1 7/8 inches Dimensions: 3 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 1 7/8 in. (7.94 x 9.84 x 4.76 cm)

Provenance History
  • Owner Name: Dr. and Mrs. Leslie Dornfeld
    Role: collectors
    Place: Los Angeles, California
    Dates: 2005

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