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Milk jug: C.706 & A-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Factory: Wedgwood, Josiah (Doubtful)
Maker: Greatbatch, William (Doubtful)
Factory: Greatbatch, William




Cream earthenware, press-moulded, the interior very thinly and unevenly glazed cream. and the exterior covered with green and cream lead-glazes. Piriform with cauliflower moulding, a projecting spout, loop handle in the form of three long leaves with a vertical rib and a kick up at their lower end, more pronounced on the lowest leaf, and circular slightly convex cover pierced by a hole, with a shallow cauliflower knob.


History note: Purchased at Stretton-on-Dunsmore, Warwickshire in 1918 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher

Legal notes

Dr J.W. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England
  • Fenton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


Third quarter of 18th century
Circa 1759 CE - 1770 CE


Perhaps Josiah Wedgwood, or William Greatbatch, Lower Lane, Fenton, but cauliflower ware was made by other potters in North Staffordshire at this time

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Materials used in production

the inside cream, the exterior, green and cream Lead-glaze
with coloured glazes Creamware

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.706 & A-1928
Primary reference Number: 12127
Old object number: 4364
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 August 2015 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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