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Traveling font

  • Museum number

    2380

  • Description

    Small scale parian fonts such as this were used by the clergy as portable baptismal fonts to christen dying infants. They were made by many factories from the Cholera epidemic of the 1830s and 40s until the end of the 19th century. Octagonal shaped font with glazed interior and unglazed exterior. Gothic style relief moulding. Later this shape was recorded by Royal Worcester as shape no G819

  • Date made

    1180

  • Material

    Glazed parian

  • Height

    3.5 inches

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