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Portable font and cover.

Stoke, England, ca. 1840.
Physical Description:
1 font : relief-molded white stoneware, glazed ; height 33 cm (including lid), diameter 17 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Parks Jug 68
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Stephen Parks, Yale BA 1961
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Copyright Status:
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Three-Dimensional Artifacts
The bottom is impressed "St. Mary Mag, Oxford."
A.W.N. Pugin: master of Gothic revival, no. 25, page 250
"Designed for the baptism of infants who were too ill to bring to church, the portable baptismal font was a feature of Minton production the early 1840s until the latter part of the century. There were several designs, made initially in stoneware, later in Parian porcelain, and usually based on actual medieval forms. This one is a replica of the font at the Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, Oxford. In the late 1840s, a portable font designed by Pugin was added to the range."--A.W.N. Pugin: master of Gothic revival, item no. 25 (page 250).
Subject Terms:
Gothic revival (Art)
Infant baptism.
Magdalen College (University of Oxford). Chapel of St. Mary.
Parks, Stephen -- Provenance.
Baptismal fonts
Stoneware (pottery)
Ceramic (material)
Molding (forming)

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