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Storage jar: C.77-1928

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Probably unidentified London pottery (Pottery)


Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed, and painted in blue. The underside is only partly glazed. Cylindrical with everted rim, and slightly concave base. The exterior is decorated with groups of horizontal stripes, three below the rim and four above the base.


History note: According to the vendor, excavated in a court off Dean Street, Soho; Mr Hugh Sadler, 14 Kilburn Square, London, who sold it on 25 June 1910 to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 11 cm
Height: 9.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J.W.L.


Late 18th century
Early 19th Century
Circa 1780 CE - Circa 1820 CE


As the jar was excavated in London it seems likely to have been made there

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt)

Materials used in production

underside only partly Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed except for part of the base, and painted in blue

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.77-1928
Primary reference Number: 197233
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 3 July 2013 Updated: Tuesday 25 June 2019 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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