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Jug: C.46-1931

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Potter: Unknown




Pear shaped lead-glazed earthenware jug, with horizontal ridges. Everted mouth with slightl lip. A smooth, greenish-yellow glaze over all, except near the flat base. Handle with three ridges.


History note: Found in the Ouse drainage near Ely

Measurements and weight

Height: 27.9 cm
Width: 17.8 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1931) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


14th Century
1300 - 1399


Found in a well at Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire.

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Components of the work


Materials used in production

greenish-yellow Lead-glaze

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.46-1931
Primary reference Number: 138489
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 February 2021 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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