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Ale jug: C.40-1992

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Derby Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain ale jug, painted with flowers in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain ale jug, painted in polychrome enamels. Baluster-shaped with sparrow beak spout, loop handle with thumb rest and upward curve at lower end. Decorated on one side with a bouquet of mixed flowers and an ear of wheat, and on the other with a spray of two rosebuds, an ear of wheat and two detached sprigs of orange buds; under the spout a similar orange sprig; six detached leaves; and a dark red-brown line on the rim.


History note: From the collection of the late Dr & Mrs H. Statham; lent by the testator, 1988 (Statham loan 29). Miss Beryl Statham Bequest accepted by H.M. Governament in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Miss Statham, accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1992) by H.M. Government


Third quarter of 18th century
George II
George III
Production date: circa AD 1760

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Soft-paste porcelain ale jug, painted with flowers in polychrome enamels

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.40-1992
Primary reference Number: 137211
Old loan number: Statham Loan 29-1970
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 30 September 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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