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Jug: C.2075-1928

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Annaberg pottery (Probably)




Brown to grey stoneware, with carved decoration, with dark brown wash overall, and salt-glaze; pewter mounts and cover. The pear-shaped jug stands on a slightly spreading foot. It has a projecting groove around the top holding a pewter band, and a strap handle. Apart from the foot, the exterior surface is covered with scale pattern. Attached to the top of the handle there is a hinged pewter mount attached to a cone-or pineapple-shaped thumb piece and the shallow domed cover. which is engraved 'G.S.W./JAM (in monogram) CHRISTIAN/167o'. Below it are three pewterer's marks.


History note: Probably a French collection; H.J. Fielding collection (d. 1921); Puttick & Simpson's, 27 January 1922, Pottery and porcelain, the property of the late Henry Johnes Fielding Esq. (Grandson of Henry Fielding) of 17 Hereford Square S.W., one of five items in lot 72; bought by Mack the auction porter on behalf of Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.3 cm
Width: 13.6 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Annaberg ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


Third quarter of 17th century
Production date: circa AD 1670 : The jug could date from c. 1650-75, but the date on the cover indicates 1670 or shortly before that


This jug was attributed to Creussen in Rackham's Catalogue of the Glaisher Collection, 1935, but the scale pattern on the body is more typical of Annaberg, see Documentation, Klinge, 1979.

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Components of the work

Body composed of stoneware ( brownish-grey)
Surface composed of wash ( dark brown) salt-glaze
Mouns And Cover composed of pewter
Foot Diameter 8 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: G.S.W./JAM (monogram) CHRISTIAN/167o
  • Location: On top of pewter cover
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: shield-shaped mark with ? a plant with three ball-shaped flowers

  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: shield-shaped mark with a rampant lion

  • Location: On top of pewter cover between the other two marks
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: extract cut from a probably French sale catalogue

  • Text: 92. Pot à panse ovoïde en ancienne terre brune de Kreussen à décor imbriqué. Monture en étain; initiales, nom, date 1670 et poinçons sur le convercle. Haut, 210 millim; diam, 110 millim
  • Location: When bought by Glaisher the cutting was inside the jug
  • Type: Sale catalogue entry

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2075-1928
Primary reference Number: 138463
Old object number: 3983
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 21 June 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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