Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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The Great Gate, Trinity College, Cambridge chimney ornament
  • England, United Kingdom
  • The Great Gate, Trinity College, Cambridge chimney ornament, circa 1850–1870
  • Where object was made: Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • earthenware
  • Object Height: 19.1 cm
    Object Height: 7 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1677
Label Text

Turreted castle with two hollow towers that might have been used to hold flowers. The building is an orange-tan color with a white clock in the center with gold numbers and hands positioned at 12 and 3. Touches of string-like clay in orange, red and green decorate the castle. Grapevine design in reds and green up each side. White mound-like base with gold line decoration.