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Puzzle jug: C.26-2007

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: uncertain




Buff stoneware, thrown, pierced, and glazed dark brown.

Buff stoneware, thrown, with an applied strap handle connected to the interior by a hole in the wall of the jug at the lower end, and at the top to a tube round the rim with three sucking spouts. the neck is pierced by five gothic window shapes. The dark brown glaze which stops short of the lower edge; and the base is unglazed.


History note: Uncertain by donor who purchased it about 1976 for £2.50

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Prof. Karen Spärck Jones

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2007) by Spärck Jones, Karen, Professor


20th Century, Late#
Elizabeth II
Production date: circa AD 1976 : Probably made shortly before its purchased in 1976


The testator's card for this jug was inscribed '? By Jill Denlon' or Denton, the second name not clear

Components of the work

Surface composed of glaze
Handle-spout Width 16.4 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.26-2007
Primary reference Number: 146201
Entry form number: 953
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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