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Pineapple jug: C.35-2017

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Current Location: In storage


Pineapple jug


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Earthenware, press moulded and coated with clear and coloured glazes.

Cream earthenware jug, press moulded in the shape of a pineapple, with a short slightly flaring cylindrical neck, a loop handle and a slim circular foot-rim. The outside is moulded to represent both the fruit and the leaves, the former covered by bright yellow-gold glaze and the latter with a thin green glaze. The interior is tinged pink.


History note: Unknown before donor

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Given by Adam Dillon

Measurements and weight

Height: 14 cm
Width: 12 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2017-11-20) by Dillon, Adam


The pineapple was an exotic luxury until large scale cultivation began in the early 1900s. Moulded ‘pineapple ware’, decorated with green and deep yellow glazes, was first introduced by Wedgwood and others in the mid 18th century and the pineapple continued to inspire potters through to the production of glazed earthenware majolica introduced by Minton at the Great Exhibition of 1851.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.35-2017
Primary reference Number: 222922
Entry form no.: 1333
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Created: Tuesday 28 November 2017 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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