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Two-handled jar: C.42-1920

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unidentified Westerwald pottery




Grey stoneware, thrown, incised, painted in cobalt-blue and salt-glazed

Grey stoneware, thrown, incised, painted in cobalt-blue, and salt-glazed. Barrel-shaped with an everted rim and two small handles below the rim. On one side there is a roundel containing a floral spray, and on the other side, another containing a flower head. The roundels are framed by a circle and 'tufts' and a circle of chain or interlace. These are flanked by ferns and stylized plants, all reseved in a blue ground. At the bottom there is a scalloped line and a row of points.


History note: William Morris (1834-96); his daughter, May Morris (1862-1938)

Legal notes

Given by Miss May Morris

Measurements and weight

Height: 48 cm
Width: 31 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1920) by Morris, May


18th Century
Circa 1700 CE - 1800 CE


Probably made in the Höhr-Grenzhausen region near Nassau.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt
Surface composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.42-1920
Primary reference Number: 167377
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 15 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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